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May 03, 2012

Eucalyptus developer begins final field trial

FuturaGene, a genetic research and development firm focused on enhancing the eucalyptus tree, has been granted approval to begin a fourth field trial of its genetically modified eucalyptus tree in Brazil.  

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Apr 10, 2012

Brazil is a Model for the Rights of Forest Communities

In 2002, 85 percent of the planet’s forests were owned by governments.

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March 28, 2012

Brazil: Munduruku chief clarifies REDD contract with celestial green ventures, calls it a ‘tale’

It created waves of headlines around the world when the Munduruku, an indigenous nation of approximately 13,000 living in the state of Para, Brazil, signed a carbon credit sales contract (REDD) with Celestial Green Ventures.

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March 7, 2012

Eucalyptus and pine log prices in Brazil close to all-time high

Eucalyptus and pine log prices in Brazil close to all-time highs in the 4Q/11, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Wood costs for pulp mills and sawmills in Brazil have gone up over the

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Jan 14, 2012

Brazil's Amazon Fund bogs down, donors frustrated

(REUTERS) - An international fund to protect the Amazon forest launched by Brazil in 2008 has gotten bogged down in red tape and donors are frustrated their $466 million contributions are hardly put to use, a Norwegian official said.

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Jan 18, 2012

Komatsu Forest Wins Major Contracts in South America

Forest machine manufacturer Komatsu Forest has signed a major deal with the new Brazilian pulp mill Eldorado Brasil in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. In its entirety, the contract is worth about 1.4 billion Swedish kronor (US$ 200 million).

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December 19, 2011

Is the Russian Forest Code a warning for Brazil?

Brazil, which last week moved to reform its Forest Code, may find lessons in Russia's revision of its forest law in 2007, say a pair of Russian scientists.

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04 Dec 2011

UK pledges £10m to help tackle deforestation in Brazil

The UK Government has agreed to provide £10 million to a joint project to tackle deforestation in Brazil, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The funding will support a project based in the Cerrado, central Brazil, and aims to reduce rates of deforestation by supporting environmental registration of rural properties and by helping farmers restore vegetation on illegally cleared land. It will also fund measures to prevent and manage forest fires.

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December 17, 2011

Brazil judge says work can resume at Amazon dam

Judge Carlos Castro said the company behind the Belo Monte had shown that local fishing will not be impeded during construction, and the natural flow of the Xingu river will not be affected.

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Dec 13, 2011

Contradictory Goals in Agriculture

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 13, 2011 (IPS) - Brazil aims to meet its climate change targets in agriculture by stimulating techniques that have been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – but which may increase the use of toxic agrochemicals, activists say.

Direct seeding, restoration of grasslands, crop-livestock-forest integration, biological nitrogen fixation, commercial reforestation, and biogas production from animal waste are practices that can be financed by a soft credit line available since August.


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by Dr. Radut