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Shocking Amount Of Deforestation Reported In Amazon After 2000

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green

SAO PAULO — Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area almost as big as the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2010, environmental watchdog agen...

Brazilian President Vetoes Parts Of Controversial Rainforest Law

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a line-item veto Friday to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the nation's ben...

Controversial Forest Code Law Passes In Brazil

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

By Maria Carolina Marcello and Peter Murphy BRASILIA, April 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's Congress passed a bill easing rules mandating the ...

Brazilian Prosecutor Remains Diligent Against Chevron Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

* Oliveira does not shy away from high-profile legal brawls * Haunted by history of lawsuit delays * He ...

Two Small Oil Spills Hit Brazil

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green

* Petrobras removes 317 gallons of spilled oil from beach * Steelmaker CSN spills oil into major Brazilian river * CSN s...

Environmental Activists Killed And Mutilated

AP | By TALES AZZONI | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

SAO PAULO -- An activist fighting to protect the Amazon rain forest from loggers was shot and killed with his wife, Brazilian authorities said Wednesd...