Latest Carlos Minc Stories

2010-03-12 06:35:00

Morale was high and more than $1 billion was raised to fight deforestation during a one-day climate change conference held in Paris on Thursday -- a stark contrast to the disappointment and discouraging Copenhagen talks just a few months ago.

2008-10-09 09:00:35

Brazil to have 7 million more hectares of land for sugarcane production RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Environment Minister Carlos Minc announced an expansion project on Wednesday to have 7 million more hectares of land for planting sugarcane.

2008-08-14 09:40:00

Legal challenges and a dispute between construction groups are threatening to delay the construction of a dam in the Amazon approved by Brazil earlier this week.

2008-07-23 09:00:39

Brazil toughens environmental regulations RIO DE JANEIRO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed Tuesday a decree aiming to toughen the country's environmental law.

2008-07-16 15:00:24

Brazil reduces estimate of 2008 Amazon rainforest destruction RIO DE JANEIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian Environment Minister Carlos Minc Tuesday said the government has revised its estimate of the Amazon rainforest's total destruction area for 2008 from 15,000 to 13,000 square km.

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Andrew Downie In an unprecedented move against rogue cattle ranchers in the Amazon, the Brazilian government has seized livestock grazing there illegally.

2008-06-18 10:20:00

Environmentalists are praising Brazil’s new environment minister for reaching an agreement with the grain processing industry to ban purchases of soy from deforested Amazon until July 2009.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.