Satellite figures show surge in deforestation, as agriculture expands in states of Para and Mato Grosso.
August 27, 2014
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted a license to install the Hydroelectric Plant of São Manoel, planned at the Teles Pires River, at the border between Mato Grosso and Pará.
September 16, 2014
The unprecedented drought now affecting São Paulo, South America’s giant metropolis, is believed to be caused by the absence of the “flying rivers” − the vapour clouds from the Amazon that normally bring rain to the centre and south of Brazil.
October 24, 2014
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, underscoring the shortcomings of the government’s environmental policies.