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Brazil finally gets some rain, but rationing still looms

Reuters reports on developments in Brazil’s drought: Heavy rains during Brazil’s four-and-a-half-day Carnival holiday offered the first relief in months for the country’s drought-stricken and economically crucial southeast, but was unlikely to end fears of water and electricity shortages. A … Continue reading

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Deforestation: Brazil is a success story for conservation

The Christian Science Monitor reports on Brazil’s successful forest conservation efforts and a change in the rate of global tropical deforestation: “Climate scientists link about 10 percent of annual global carbon increase to the effects of deforestation. But a new … Continue reading

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Brazil’s water crisis amid drought could lead to rationing

This report by the L.A. Times illustrates how drought is affecting Brazil: A drought in Brazil has led to a water crisis and the country’s largest population center is facing the prospect of rationing. Brazil’s Public Ministry, a federal regulatory … Continue reading

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BASIC nations vow to take united stand against rich nations over climate change negotiations

The Times of India reports on how the BASIC nations (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) have declared solidarity over future international climate change negotiations: The BASIC nations — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — are expected to come … Continue reading

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Satellite photos show Indonesia’s disastrous forest damage

This news article by the Korea Herald details the effects of deforestation on Indonesia’s richly biodiverse rainforests: Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than … Continue reading

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