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18/10/2012
Brazil enacted a controversial law on Thursday meant to protect forests and force farmers to replant trees on scattered swathes of illegally cleared land totaling an area roughly the size of Italy. The law, signed by President Dilma ...   
2/9/2012
The text of Brazil’s controversial Forest Code went through what is likely to be its final convulsion on Wednesday 29 August, after years of debate about how the country should balance the interests of farmers and developers with the need to ...   
21/6/2012
When Greenpeace accused Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest beef exporter, of sourcing cattle from illegally deforested parts of the Amazon this month, the company’s response was swift. An angry JBS immediately filed a lawsuit against the ...   
5/6/2012
The Amazon rainforest is the most important patch of land on the planet. The trees have been called the lungs of the Earth and that's far more than just a metaphor: they absorb more than 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, return ...   
1/6/2012
Anticipating Rio +20 | Audio | Photo, Living on Earth
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently vetoed portions of a controversial forest code and, in effect, postponed any final decisions until after Brazil hosts the Rio +20 environmental summit in June. Host Steve Curwood talks with Tufts ...   
30/5/2012
The Brazilian government is pressing forward with controversial legislation that critics say will lead to widespread destruction of the Amazon rain forest. After months of heated discussion, President Dilma Rousseff on Monday presented a ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has used veto powers to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the country's benchmark law protecting the Amazon rainforest in a move the government said would prevent increased ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed critical revisions to the nation’s Forest Code that environmental advocates said would lead to rampant deforestation of the Amazon. Speaking to reporters, government officials said Rousseff had vetoed ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to veto parts of a new forestry law that environmentalists say would lead to a wave of deforestation in the Amazon, a senior official said Friday. "The president of the Republic decided in ...   
25/5/2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a line-item veto Friday to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the nation's benchmark law protecting the Amazon rainforest -- a veto the government said would prevent increased ...   
14/5/2012
As Brazil braces for president Dilma Rousseff`s forthcoming decision on whether to sign or veto recent legislation that would alter the country`s Forest Code, rights groups are decrying a surge in illegal land grabs that is wrecking environmental ...   
1/5/2012
The sound of chainsaws in the Amazon rainforest has faded in recent years as deforestation has slowed, last year dropping to less than one-third of its long-term average. But last week, the lower house of Brazil’s National Congress passed a bill ...   
26/4/2012
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff came under enormous pressure Thursday from environmentalists to veto a new forestry bill they fear will speed up deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.Brazil's powerful agribusiness sector scored a ...   
26/4/2012
Brazil's Congress on Wednesday approved controversial changes to the country's Forest Code, a move supporters argue will simplify environmental laws and ease agricultural expansion, but environmentalists say will spark deforestation and grant ...   
26/4/2012
The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved controversial legislation that eases rules on how much land farmers must preserve as forest. Brazil's powerful farmers' lobby argues that the changes will promote sustainable food ...   
24/4/2012
Activists are warning that a proposed revamp of Brazil's tough environmental law could roll back historic gains in the fight against Amazon deforestation by opening parts of the rainforest to farming and increasing impunity for ...   
24/4/2012
Activists are warning that a proposed revamping of Brazil’s tough environmental law could roll back recent historic gains in the fight against Amazon deforestation by opening parts of the rainforest to farming and increasing impunity for ...   
13/3/2012
As world political and business leaders ready for the Rio+20 U.N. sustainability conference in June, Brazil's leaders are debating policy changes that could jeopardize the leadership it has earned from reducing Amazon deforestation and greenhouse ...   
13/3/2012
As world political and business leaders ready for the Rio+20 U.N. sustainability conference in June, Brazil’s leaders are debating policy changes that could jeopardize the leadership it has earned from reducing Amazon deforestation and greenhouse ...   
8/3/2012
Brazil, which hosts 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest, may become a victim to economically hungry "ruralists" who hold positions within the country's congress. With March finally arriving, a crucial decision is about to be ...   
7/3/2012
A coalition of 200 organizations, known as the Comitê Brasil in Defense of Forests and Sustainable Development, rallied today in Brasilia against proposed changes to Brazil's Forestry Code. The code, which was supposed to be voted on this week ...   
24/1/2012
Brazil has made great strides in recent years in slowing Amazon deforestation and showing the world it was serious about protecting the mammoth rain forest.The rate of deforestation fell by 80 percent over the past six years, as the ...   
28/12/2011
2011 was designated as "Year of the Forests" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...   
7/12/2011
Brazilian senators yesterday approved major changes to a law governing forest conservation. The version is less drastic than one passed by the other chamber of Congress in May, but it could still spell trouble for the rainforest. "There is a ...   
7/12/2011
Overview of a deforested area in the border of Xingu river, 140 Km from Anapu city in the Amazon rain forest, northern Brazil. Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon fell to 6,238 square kilometers in the period from August 2010 through July 2011, the ...   

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