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Cases of bacterial disease rise in Brazil’s flooded south

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | AFP - Brazilian authorities on Tuesday reported an increase in cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted by rats, in…
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Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado higher than in Amazon: report

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP - Deforestation in Brazil's Cerrado region, a vast tropical savanna renowned for its rich biodiversity, increased sharply in 2023 and…
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Brazil’s new Petrobras chief calls to speed up oil exploration

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | AFP - The new boss of Brazil's Petrobras said Monday it was crucial that the state-run company "accelerate" oil exploration,…
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Rights court takes climate crisis hearing to Brazilian Amazon

Brasília, Brazil | AFP - Academics, activists and Indigenous people gathered Monday in the Brazilian Amazon to weigh in on a key legal question: What…
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Deforestation exacerbated deadly Brazil floods: experts

By Anna PELEGRI | AFP Porto Alegre, Brazil - The floods devastating southern Brazil have been exacerbated by deforestation, much of it driven by soybean…
SourceSourceMay 22, 2024 Read More

Brazil mayor’s mammoth task: rebuild from floods, prevent more

By Anna PELEGRI | AFP Porto Alegre, Brazil - With his Brazilian city deep in brown floodwaters for the past three weeks, the mayor of…
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Floods in south Brazil have displaced 600,000 – here’s why this region is likely to see ever more extreme rain in future

By Marcia Zilli, University of Oxford; Caio Coelho, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Inpe), and Neil Hart, University of Oxford | The Conversation A mighty river is flowing out of…
SourceSourceMay 19, 2024 Read More

World Bank supports better access to rural water and sanitation in Brazil

WASHINGTON, DC - The World Bank Board of Directors approved a substantial new investment to increase access to water and sanitation for about one million…
SourceSourceMay 17, 2024 Read More

Brazil’s Porto Alegre: a flood disaster waiting to happen

By Sandra FERRER | AFP Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Porto Alegre, the Brazilian metropolis left submerged after torrential rains, had been lulled into a…
SourceSourceMay 16, 2024 Read More