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Climate change ‘could slash Brazil’s maize yields’

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Changes in temperature and rainfall could drastically reduce maize yields by the end of the century in northeast Brazil,...

How real journalism can thrive in the fake-news era: Lessons from...

Marcos Barros, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) As shown by the February 2019 attack on a BBC cameraman by a Donald Trump supporter in El...

Investors write to big mining companies to disclose their safety measures

Some 96 investors, controlling more than $10tn in assets has written to 683 publicly listed mining companies to disclose the safety records of their...

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future...

Breno Nunes, Aston University and Flávio Hourneaux Junior, Universidade de São Paulo People learn by making mistakes. The same is true for firms and society...

Brazil’s Funai sends expedition to save tribe

Brazil's indigenous people protection agency Funai has sent a team for a risky expedition in Amazon, aimed at reuniting the members of an isolated...

Brazil may boost ethanol production without deforestation

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade By integrating the cultivation of sugarcane for ethanol with beef cattle breeding on the same land, Brazil could increase...

Dozens killed in dam collapse in Brazil

The collapse of three dams operated by an iron mining company in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais led to the death of at least...

Brazil’s government may push the Amazon to destruction

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Brazil’s new government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro, has quickly taken steps to loosen environmental law enforcement. Now a...

Açaí fruit can transmit Chagas disease

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Artisan juice made with açaí, the fruit of a palm that grows in the rainforests of northern Brazil, could...

Rightist Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, promising populist change to angry...

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for...

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