Environment

Feb 20, 2020
Reports that the electric vehicle manufacturer is negotiating expansion to Brazil poses a series of questions in a country with a small—yet growing—electric car market

EnvironmentFeb 15, 2020

After the horse has bolted, Brazil’s Navy locks the stable door

More than six months after the gigantic oil spill...

EnvironmentFeb 14, 2020

Brazil’s indigenous handed a “death sentence” with new mining bill

A series of administrative changes and a...

CartoonsFeb 13, 2020

Brazil underwater

According to a study by newspaper Folha de S.Paulo,...
urban planning floods São Paulo

Podcast Feb 12, 2020

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

Heavy rains and other extreme weather events have become the norm in Brazil, with much of the blame lying with climate change...
Rainfall in São Paulo city center. Photo: Paulo Pinto/FP urban planning

Society Feb 10, 2020

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

Excessive rainfall in the country's Southeast has caused destruction and deaths; poor urban planning is singled out as the main cause
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
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...
intense rainfall

Brazil Weekly Jan 27, 2020

Panic in Minas Gerais as rain causes 46 deaths

The calamity caused by intense rainfall and flooding in the Southeast. How the UK is lobbying to sell facial recognition technology to...
One year on, Brumadinho still cries for justice

Environment Jan 25, 2020

One year on, Brumadinho still cries for justice

Walking on the streets of Brumadinho, the small town south-west of Brazil’s sixth-largest city Belo Horizonte, the overriding sensation is of a community in...
Brazil by the Numbers oil bolsonaro energy bhp country risk marielle poverty rio currency amazon paraisópolis xp 2019 inflation nazi imf coronavirus carnival

Society Jan 25, 2020

Numbers of the week: Jan. 25, 2020

Environmental fines out of control, IMF’s growth expectation for Brazil, prison break in Paraguay, the education system at risk, indigenous people demand their rights
Solid waste could be a goldmine for Brazilian companies

Environment Jan 23, 2020

Solid waste could be a goldmine for Brazilian companies

Brazil's recycling policies and statistics have traditionally been poor, but waste collection companies indicate that firms around the country are missing out...
The biggest perpetrators of environmental crimes in Brazil

Environment Jan 21, 2020

The real perpetrators of environmental crimes in Brazil

One year after flopping at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Jair Bolsonaro decided to skip the 2020 edition of the notorious...
snake island brazil

Environment Jan 19, 2020

Snake Island: the Brazilian rock known as the deadliest place on Earth

Forget kidnapping, mugging, police brutality, or the Zika virus. The most dangerous spot in Brazil is a tiny island due south of São Paulo....

Cartoons Jan 16, 2020

Australia vs. 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...
evolution monkeys farm brazil

Society Jan 15, 2020

Nut-cracking Brazilian monkeys could teach us about human evolution

Human beings were always defined as the “tool-maker species.” But our domination over this important skill was brought into question in the 1960s when...
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...
antarctica base brazil

Tech Jan 14, 2020

Brazil’s new state-of-the-art base in Antarctica

Eight years after a fire destroyed its Antarctica base, Brazil inaugurates new facilities—but the cloud of funding cuts is still lurking 
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
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