Amazon fires surge anew in Brazil as cleared forest burns

Amazon fires surge anew in Brazil as cleared forest burns

REUTERS, LABREA, Brazil Fri Sep 3, 2021 11:34 PM Smoke from a fire rises into the air as trees burn amongst vegetation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Canutama, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 2, 2021. Picture taken September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly “> Smoke from a fire rises into the […]

Brazil, besieged by COVID, now faces a severe drought

An aerial photo of a fire in the Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian state of Para, Aug 13, 2020. One biologist said this year’s fire season coinciding with dry landscapes and a rise in deforestation could be “a perfect storm” situation. The New York Times

As Brazil approaches 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, a worsening drought is imperiling the country’s ability to jump-start its beleaguered economy and may set the stage for another intensely destructive fire season in the Amazon rainforest. Several states in the country are facing the worst drought in at least 90 years. The crisis has led to […]

From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

“If I had the capital, I’d plant more. People are looking for ginger now, and there is not enough,” she said at her five hectare farm on the outskirts of Kaduna. As the pandemic rages, people around the world have sought to guard against illness by turning to so-called halo foods. While scientists have dismissed […]

In Brazil s Amazon, rivers rise to record levels

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil s Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, according to data published Tuesday by Manaus port authorities, straining a society that has grown weary of increasingly frequent flooding. The Rio Negro was at its highest level since records began […]

Brazil on drought alert, faces worst dry spell in 91 years

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Brazil’s government agencies warned of droughts this week as the country faces its worst dry spell in 91 years, increasing fears of energy rationing, hitting hydroelectric power generation and agriculture while raising the risk of Amazon fires. Late on Thursday, the Electricity Sector Monitoring Committee (CMSE), which is linked to Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry, […]

Farmers in Brazil Benefit as Biogas Replaces Firewood

Claudete Volkswey and her husband smile together on their poultry farm in the municipality of Toledo, in the southwest Brazilian state of Paraná. The poultry shed is now heated using biogas instead of the wood-burning stove that used to keep her up at night, stoking it every two hours to keep the chicks warm in their first few weeks of life, as she explained at the South Brazilian Biogas and Methane Forum seminar, in her participation via videoconference. CREDIT: Mario Osava/IPS

Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Energy, Environment, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Projects, Regional Categories Energy Claudete Volkswey and her husband smile together on their poultry farm in the municipality of Toledo, in the southwest Brazilian state of Paraná. The poultry shed is now heated using biogas […]

Tropical forest destruction accelerated in 2020

A wildfire burns through part of the vast Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso state, Brazil, Aug 29, 2020. Tropical forests around the world were destroyed at an increasing rate in 2020 compared with the year before, despite a global pandemic which reduced demand for some commodities that have spurred deforestation in the past. Maria Magdalena Arrellaga/The New York Times

Worldwide, loss of primary old-growth tropical forest, which plays a critical role in keeping carbon out of the atmosphere and in maintaining biodiversity, increased by 12% in 2020 from 2019, according to the World Resources Institute, a research group based in Washington that reports annually on the subject. Overall, more than 10 million acres of […]

Envoy: Bangladesh, Brazil to build stronger economic ties in post-Covid era

Ambassador Tabajara remains positive about potential partnerships with Bangladesh Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior has said Bangladesh and Brazil can create a stronger alliance on the trade and economic front, by getting out of the current pandemic situation in a “more creative way”. “We have to get out of this (pandemic […]

‘Bangladesh, Brazil to build stronger economic ties in post-Covid era’

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Published: February 14, 2021 18:36:09 Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior has said Bangladesh and Brazil can make a stronger alliance on trade and economic front getting out of the current pandemic situation in a “more creative way”. “We’ve to get out of this (pandemic situation) stronger than before,” he told UNB […]

Bangladesh, Brazil to build stronger economic ties in post-Covid era: Brazilian Envoy

Bangladesh, Brazil to build stronger economic ties in post-Covid era: Brazilian Envoy

Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior has said Bangladesh and Brazil can make a stronger alliance on trade and economic front getting out of the current pandemic situation in a “more creative way”. “We’ve to get out of this (pandemic situation) stronger than before,” he told UNB in an interview, adding that […]