Latest Environment of Brazil Stories
A conservation campaign that helped save an endangered species of monkey in Brazil is now turning its attention towards preserving the forests that it calls home.
Brazilian government researchers said Tuesday that deforestation in the country's Amazon accelerated in June, with 120 square miles destroyed.
An increase in deforestation in March and April in the Amazon has led Brazil to announce the creation of an emergency task force.
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By Rocha, Jan BRAZIL A flamboyant left-wing ecologist, Carlos Mine, has replaced Marina Silva as Brazil's environment minister.
By Peter Blackburn RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's Globo TV network this month starts filming a soap opera set in the Amazon that the producers hope will stir debate at home and abroad on the plight of the world's biggest rainforest and the mostly poor people who live there.
By Andrew Hay BELEM, Brazil (Reuters) - Two men are expected to plead guilty on Friday to killing a 73-year-old American nun who defended the poor in Brazil's Amazon rain forest in a landmark case that challenges the power of ranchers and loggers advancing on the jungle.