Tag Archives: Brazil

Fire in the Amazon rainforest

Video Report: Fires rage in parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Flooding and landslides wreak havoc in Brazil

(CNN) — Treacherous storm conditions have plagued southern Brazilian states for nearly a week, causing flooding and landslides and displacing thousands of people, a senior official told CNN Saturday. A power outage affects traffic lights in Brazil’s Sao Paulo area

Norway pledges up to US$1B for Amazon preservation

BRASILIA, Brazil – Norway will give Brazil US$1 billion by 2015 to preserve the Amazon rain forest, as long as Latin America’s largest nation keeps trying to stop deforestation, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

Brazil says Amazon deforestation rising

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Destruction of the Amazon is again on the upswing despite a recent crackdown on illegal logging, Brazil’s new environment minister said Wednesday. Carlos Minc said official calculations of how much rain forest has been cut

Brazil forecasts record ethanol production in 2008

BRASILIA (AFP) – Brazilian officials forecast on Tuesday record sugar cane crops and record ethanol production for 2008 that will boost exports of ethanol by more than 23 percent. The Agriculture Ministry forecast that Brazil is expected to produce between

Pine beetle outbreaks turn forests into carbon source

DENVER – An outbreak of mountain pine beetles in British Columbia is doing more than destroying millions of trees: By 2020, the beetles will have done so much damage that the forest is expected to release more carbon dioxide than

U.S.-Brazilian venture to turn cane into biodiesel

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – U.S. company Amyris Biotechnologies and Brazilian sugar and ethanol group Crystalsev have formed a joint venture to produce and sell the first commercial diesel made from sugar cane instead of oilseeds like soy and canola., both