ENVIRONMENT

Poison in the Countryside and Failed Democracy

In a recent public hearing in Congress, Brazil's most respected public health institutions unanimously protested against Bill Number 6299/02. In a country that registered 100,000 cases of pesticide poisoning in the last...

The Transnational Plunder Of South America’s Water

By Elliott Gabriel, MPN. A concerted push is underway in South America that could see one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as...

Rio Doce: Brasil’s Worst Environmental Disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmR_P6E1bTI The vast beach at Regencia was virtually abandoned. Instead of the usual tourists to one of the most important nature reserves along the Espirito Santo coast, a few desperate and sad...

When A British Government Minister Tried To Privatise The Brazilian Amazon

The legacy of colonialism is no more apparent than in the asymmetry between attitudes to sovereignty in the developing world and the developed. It would certainly be difficult to imagine a Brazilian Minister...

Arco do Futuro: A conversation with Fernando de Mello Franco, Secretary of Urban Development for São Paulo

São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas, and with almost 12m inhabitants & over 20m in the Metropolitan area, it is also the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere. It...

São Paulo Water Crisis: Solutions?

Despite 2014 being the hottest year on record, and rainfall in South Eastern Brasil drastically lower than average, the current water crisis is rooted in decades of poor planning & lack...

The Green Giant?

When people think of Brasil and the environment the first thing that will spring to mind is the Amazon, specifically deforestation. What is lost in the noise is that Brasil and the...

Cantareira: a new word for when politics is put ahead of public interest

Editor's Note: With the situation ongoing, new information will be added here regularly. Up to 9m inhabitants of São Paulo, Brasil have their water supply at risk. Brasil's richest & most populous state...
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