Climate change

Feb 13, 2020
According to a study by newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, the local administrations at the municipal and state levels in São Paulo had allocated BRL 5.3 billion for drainage projects between 2016 and 2018. The list of projects included reservoirs,...

PodcastFeb 12, 2020

Explaining Brazil #95: Brazil’s climate crisis has already begun

Heavy rains and other extreme weather events...

Brazil DailyFeb 11, 2020

Skilled workers harder to come by in Brazil

Brazilian industries can't hire qualified workers. Trump to remove...

SocietyFeb 10, 2020

Brazil’s lack of urban planning still to blame for disasters

Excessive rainfall in the country's Southeast has caused destruction...
NASA weather

Tech Feb 07, 2020

Tech Roundup, Feb. 7, 2020 | NASA looks to Brazil for its weather data

You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics:...
Under threat from Bolsonaro, indigenous lands are guardians against climate change

Environment Jan 29, 2020

Why indigenous lands are pivotal against climate change

Under threat from Bolsonaro, indigenous lands are guardians against climate change
A delivery app bike boy wearing a raincoat check his mobile phone in downtown SP business district

Brazil Daily Jan 29, 2020

Are food delivery workers “entrepreneurs”?

Tech companies v. app workers. Brazil's disregard for natural disaster prevention. And the biggest modern slavery case finally goes to trial
What makes Brazil the lightning capital of the world?

Environment Jan 27, 2020

What makes Brazil the lightning capital of the world?

Influenced by weather phenomena such as El Niño and La Niña, the city of São Paulo has become a lightning hotspot. Data from the...

Cartoons Jan 16, 2020

Australia v. Amazon

All of a sudden, the Amazon rainforest dropped sharply down the West’s list of concerns. The koalas and kangaroos suffering from the fires in...
antarctica brazil

Podcast Jan 15, 2020

Explaining Brazil #91: Antarctica, Brazil’s icy Amazon

Brazil is now ready to inaugurate its new, state-of-the-art facility in Antarctica, but research operations are in jeopardy—despite the brand-new base. The country’s top...
temperatures brazil is getting hotter and hotter

Environment Jan 08, 2020

Brazil’s cities getting hotter and hotter

A survey of average summer temperatures in Brazilian state capitals shows rising temperatures across the board
oil crisis brazil

Brazil Daily Jan 07, 2020

How Brazil plans to avoid an oil crisis

Brazil's efforts to avoid an oil crisis. How Bolsonaro will change Brazil's Justice system. And an exclusive weather analysis of Brazil's big cities.
brazil environment

Environment Dec 18, 2019

Bolsonaro year 1: Environment

Of all the sectors of the Jair Bolsonaro government, the environment is perhaps the one which has undergone the most changes in 2019, a...
Driver gets stuck with his car on a flooded avenue during heavy rains. climate change

Environment Nov 27, 2019

Brazil seeking funds to manage climate change and natural disasters

This week, severe rains in the Northeastern city of Salvador caused around 300 people to be displaced as rivers burst their banks, homes were...
evangelicals Trees that survived a forest fire stand in the Vila Nova Samuel region of Brazil. Photo: Eraldo Peres

Opinion Nov 27, 2019

Abusing the Earth a sin for Brazilian Evangelicals. But will they fight for the Amazon?

When the Brazilian city of São Paulo abruptly went dark in the afternoon on August 19, there was talk of an impending rapture—not all...
sugarcane harvest mailson pignata

Environment Nov 26, 2019

Sugarcane decree poses latest threat to Brazilian biodiversity

2019 has been a year to forget for Brazilian environmentalists. The dismantling of protection agencies, uptick in Amazon forest fires and freezing of indigenous...
world without amazon

Environment Nov 05, 2019

What if the Amazon rainforest disappeared?

With the concern raised by the boom in forest fires earlier this year linked to deforestation, the environmental contribution of the Amazon to our...
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Brazil Daily Oct 31, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro and the Marielle Franco case

Good morning! We’re covering the (debunked) links between Jair Bolsonaro and the Marielle Franco case. How the all-time low interest rates impact the economy....
chief raoni brazil indigenous leader

Society Sep 30, 2019

The odds of indigenous leader Raoni winning the Nobel Peace Prize

For non-Brazilian observers of President Jair Bolsonaro’s speech at the UN General Assembly last week, one name—crowbarred in among a long list of diatribes—might...
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