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A Floating Lodge in the Amazon Preserves Nature While Providing for the Locals

The Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve is approximately 600 km off of the Amazonas state ...

Indians, Satellites, Helicopters, Machine Guns: All Is Fair in the War to Defend the Amazon

When George Porto joined Brazil’s environment agency 13 years ago, the country didn’t have ...

Brazil’s Plan: Deforestation Zero by 2030

Home to the vast Amazon, Brazil has reduced its deforestation rate by more than ...

Brazil Ratifies Paris Agreement and Vows to Cut Its Emissions by About 40%

Brazilian President Michel Temer ratified Brazil’s adoption of the Paris Agreement, which sets targets ...

Brazilian Indians Avoid Amazon Dam, But There Are Other Threats

As the Rio Olympics get underway, Brazil has blocked the construction of a controversial ...

Brazil’s Munduruku Indians Start a Movement to Save an Amazon Tributary

Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of ...

Brazil to Triple Its Marine Protected Area with World Bank’s Help

A Brazilian pioneer initiative will more than triple the ocean area under environmental protection ...

For Amazon Indians the Belo Monte Dam Means the Destruction of the House of God

The Belo Monte Dam project along the Xingu River had its preliminary plans drawn ...

There’s Still Time to Make Rio +20 Memorable for More Than Rio’s Picture-Perfect Scenery

I’ve been to many great cities around the world, but none surpass Rio’s stunning ...