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July 18, 2011

Brazil’s Deforestation Quagmire – Analysis

A string of recent events indicates that Amazonian deforestation and violence against environmental activists are on the rise.
The Brazilian Congress’s lower house approves a bill that weakens protection of the rainforest—which may explain the drastic increase in deforestation, as land clearers anticipate amnesty for their crimes.

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July 1st, 2011

Charcoal prices up in June alongside strong Brazilian economic data

Charcoal prices are rising in the Brazilian region of Minas Gerais, according to new reports citing investment in infrastructure as the reason behind the increase.

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June 30, 2011

Fibria big expansion is discussed with the community at Três Lagoas in Brazil

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8 June, 2011

Global demand for beef and soy challenges South American tropical forest conservation

MELBOURNE, Australia (8 June, 2011)_Market forces and policies encouraging economic growth are having a increasingly large influence in shaping forest landscape transformation in South America, according to a recent research paper.

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1 June 2011

Brazil approves Belo Monte hydroelectric dam

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May 25, 2011

Indirect effect hampers Brazil's 'soy moratorium' from protecting forest

Researchers in the US have, for the first time, quantified the indirect effect that changing pasture land over to soy or biofuel production can have on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

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May 24, 2011

On Our Radar: Brazilian Forest Advocate and Wife Slain

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Amnesty for illegal rainforest loggers moves forward in Brazil

A controversial bill environmentalists say could increase deforestation in the Amazon rainforest moved a step forward to becoming law in Brazil after winning approval in Brazil's lower house of Congress.

The measure, which has been hotly debated for months, next goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass, before heading to President Dilma Rousseff, who has vowed to veto any bill that grants amnesty for illegal deforestation. The bill includes such a measure, although it could be subject to change before a final decision by the president.

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May 3, 2011

Norske Skog Sells Forest In Brazil

Oxenøen, Norway, May 3, 2011 - Norske Skog sells forest areas in Brazil as part of the work to improve the company's financial position

Norske Skog has entered into an agreement with CMNPAR Four Participacoes S.A., a Brazilian company advised by Global Forest Partners LP, a US based, SEC registered investment advisor, for the sale of around 21 500 hectares of forest in Brazil, of which 10 500 hectares are productive forest.

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21 Apr 2011

Nearly Half of Amazon Is Protected But Vulnerable


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