In Brazil, Conservationists Worried New Congress Could Harm Amazon

The make up of Brazil’s new legislative body will have a big impact on the world because of a surge in the so-called ruralist bloc and their track record on environmental protections in the Amazon. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: After this month’s elections Brazil has a new congress and it’s one of the most conservative since

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Conservation of Amazon threatened by poor social conditions of its people – study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The conservation of Brazil’s Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring the situation found on Saturday. Lack of access to clean water, violence, illiteracy and limited opportunities to pursue a better life are among the problems highlighted in the Social

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Mapping Change in the Amazon: How Satellite Images are Halting Deforestation

Headquartered in Belém, Brazil, Imazon is a non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest. In 2013, the Innovation Investment Alliance—a partnership between USAID and the Skoll Foundation, supported by Mercy Corps—invested in Imazon to support the decentralization of deforestation control and management across fifty municipalities in the state of Pará.

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Raiders of the rainforest

(Reuters) Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’senvironment police. Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’s environment police.

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Brazil data suggests spike in Amazon deforestation

(Reuters) – Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil’s space agency suggests Amazon deforestation spiked by more than a third during the past year, reversing a steady decline in destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. If substantiated by follow-up data typically compiled by the end of the year, the increase would confirm fears by scientists and

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What Brazilians think about the ‘new’ Forest Law proposal

1. The survey set out to assess Brazilian public opinion and depth of knowledge in regard to the issues addressed in the legislative proposal known as the ‘new Forest law’ and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives at the end of May. The questionnaire was administered by the Datafolha organisation at the request of

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Saving the Amazon, from forest floor up

PARAGOMINAS, Brazil Just three years ago, the manmade fires here were so fierce smoke would blot out the Amazon sky, turning the days dark. Towering rainforest trees exploded in flames, their canopies cleared to let pasture grow for cattle.

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Monitoring Deforestation from the Ground to the Cloud, a workshop by IMAZON & Google

What: “Monitoring Deforestation from the Ground to the Cloud”, a workshop by Imazon and Google When: November 8-10, 2011, from 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Google Sao Paolo Office, Sao Paolo, Brazil Who should attend?: This workshop is intended for participants who want to learn more about Imazon’s Deforestation Alert System, powered by Google Earth Engine

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