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Category : Latin America

04 Jun 2018

Cycling growing in popularity in brazilian megacity São Paulo:

Bike To Work Day attracts public and companies as awareness of cycling benefits grows It’s no coincidence São Paulo was the city in which Zoom, described as “Uber for helicopters”, made its worldwide debut late last year. The biggest city in South America (population: 21.2 million) is infamous for its traffic; a recent study found that Paulistanos spent 86 hours on average in 2017 stuck in traffic (or 22 per cent of total drive time), putting it in the top […]

12 May 2016

Brazil prepares to roll back green laws

Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set to dismantle environmental protection laws.

19 Apr 2016

Amid Brazil’s energy corruption claims, Euro firms eye Amazon mega-dam

While the Brazilian government fights for its political survival, European companies risk being caught up in the fall-out as it’s revealed that major energy firms plan to build and run a controversial mega-dam project in the heart of the Amazon.

04 Mar 2016

Tributes pour in for murdered activist Berta Cáceres

Tributes are being paid across the world, today, for Honduran indigenous and environmental right campaigner, Berta Cáceres following her murder at her home in La Esperanza

28 Jan 2016

Zika: As temperatures rise, epidemics spread

As the world continues to reel from extreme weather events, and waking up to the dangerous realities of climate change, the terrifying underbelly of global warming is currently being highlighted by an outbreak of the Zika virus in South America.

07 Dec 2015

Deforestation emissions could be halved by 2020, researchers say

Emissions from tropical deforestation could be reduced by 50% in the next five years, according to new research

20 Aug 2015

Merkel’s visit to Brazil can be a milestone on the path to clean energy

Two powerful women, the leaders of the largest economies in Europe and Latin America, could add further clout to the transition to a low carbon world.

10 Aug 2015

Trinidad and Tobago joins countries submitting climate pledges

The Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has become the 52nd country to announce its climate action plan, quickly followed by the African nation of Benin.

01 May 2015

UN: Climate Vulnerable Forum urges for strengthening of 2C goal

The group of 20 states most vulnerable to climate change highlights risks posed by climate change as well as the recent uptake of low-carbon technology

28 Apr 2015

Amazon deforestation on the rise in Brazil and Peru

Both Brazil and Peru have experienced a recent uptick in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest according to two new reports. The new data collected in both countries by satellites troubles environmentalists who fear a return to the heavy deforestation that occurred in previous decades.