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Tag: Brazil

60,000 liters of oil spills from pipeline into Brazilian bay

"It was a leak of significant proportions, with an impact on the mangroves."

Amazon Rainforest deforestation at its worst – equivalent to the size...

While the new data still represents a 72 percent drop from 2004 when implementation of combative deforestation measures were put in place, the increased rate in the past 10 years has many worried.

Strongman: Jair Bolsonaro and the unexpected rise of the far right...

It remains to be seen if Fernando Haddad can rally the country to prevent a Bolsonaro presidency.

Why is the radical right still winning?

What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements – and the order they seek to replace.

Brazil’s leading food retailer goes cage-free

This commitment will spare millions of egg-laying hens a life of extreme confinement in battery cages so small that the birds can barely move or stretch their wings.

Federal judge bans use of glyphosate in Brazil

The decision prohibits the registration of new products containing the herbicide and suspends existing registrations within the next 30 days.

Tropical forests lost 40 football fields of tree cover per minute...

That amounts to 40 football fields worth of trees cut every minute of last year in a devastating blow to biodiversity and the global climate.

After Lula, what’s next for Brazil?

The dream of more just and equal societies that the far from radical Lula represented for many seems further away than ever.

Brazilian school districts make historic switch to 100 percent plant-based meals

With the mission of reducing the cities' environmental footprint (especially water consumption), Brazil's goal is to aid local produce farmers and foster humane and healthy eating habits for students.

U.S. bans Brazilian beef imports

The United States Department of Agriculture suspended fresh beef imports from Brazil until the country “takes corrective action” to address “public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues” in its cattle supply chain.

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Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.