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Brazil carbon emissions spike, says NGO consortium.
- Tuesday Nov 25 - 2:31pm

Global change in coastal marine ecosystems workshop 17-20 Mar 2015 in Brazil, sponsored by Newton Fund.
- Tuesday Nov 25 - 12:06pm

Building of Amazon hydrodams, sites for 2016 olympics may become casualties of Brazil's Petrobras coruption scandal.
- Tuesday Nov 25 - 12:04pm

Brazilian healthcare policy needs less cosmetic surgery, more joined up thinking, São Paulo conference hears.
- Tuesday Nov 25 - 8:38am

Whatever happened to Brazil's undersea oil billions that were going to finance education and culture? Here's what.
- Monday Nov 24 - 11:07pm

Economics. Brazil by the (mostly negative) numbers: Rousseff’s dour Second-Term panorama.
- Monday Nov 24 - 10:56pm

Brazilian Science in California


Brazilian scientists and their US counterparts are presenting new research on themes ranging through Society, New Materials Health, Energy and Climate Change, at the University of California’s Berkeley and Davis centers during a weeklong symposium 17th-21st November. The California event follows a similar meeting held  during October in Washington, also sponsored by the São Paulo   …Continue Reading

Save People to Save Trees

'Palafita'  shantytowns in Amazon: picturesque but chaotic

The ragged army of Haitian, Senegalese, Nigerian and Bangladeshi refugees sweltering in their temporary shelters in the small Brazilian border town of Brasileia, provides a stark and poignant reminder of the chaotic and unsustainable occupation now threatening Brazil’s Amazon basin. While scientists and climatologists probe the rainforest’s more esoteric mysteries and conservationists seek to protect   …Continue Reading

Top Obama aide endorses importance of Amazon climate change

US Energy Secretary Moniz gives keynote. (foto: Michael Darden / Brazil Institute, Wilson Center)

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz gave his endorsement to the importance of large-scale climate change studies now being executed in the Brazilian Amazon, for greater understanding of evolving world weather patterns. “We need the best minds and the best scientists to understand the changes that are taking place in the tropical forests, and the global   …Continue Reading