President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is attempting to reverse the policy of his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, who oversaw the deforestation of a vast area in the Amazon larger than Denmark.
European leaders want to reduce deforestation by curbing the use of palm oil in the automotive sector. But the South East Asian nations say the restrictions are discriminatory.
President-elect Lula da Silva receives a superstar welcome at COP27 summit in Egypt as he promises to recommit the rainforest nation to tackling illegal deforestation and mining "without respite."
Satellite monitoring detected 3,358 fires on Monday, the highest number of fires in one day since 2007 as Brazil's "arc of deforestation" keeps advancing, officials say.
France couldn't prevent fire at Notre Dame cathedral in 2019 but accuses Brasilia of burning Amazon forests, says Economy Minister Paulo Guedes in his criticism of Paris.
Environmental criminals destroyed massive public rainforests in six years, with only two percent of 302 federal police raids targeting perpetrators, a new study shows.
Some 16,557 square kilometres of indigenous vegetation were defrosted last year, according to a satellite data-based report.
Destruction rose 5.5 percent in June to 1,120 square km, also a record for that month of the year.
Ex-president's political plan has about 120 directives for a future government, including a strong focus on lifting Brazilians from poverty and preserving the environment.
Authorities in several provinces, including Baghdad, ordered government offices to shut, while schools nationwide were closed due to the eighth dust storm to have lashed the country since mid-April.
Deforestation of the world’s largest tropical rainforest soared to record levels last month, destroying more than 1,000 square kilometres, nearly double the previous high.
Since Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, the federal government has responded to just 2.17 percent of deforestation alerts in Amazon and other regions, an environmental monitor says.
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