One year later, São Paulo finally recognizes water crisis

After 25 days without any drop of water from heaven, São Paulo government finally decided to declare the state is facing a critical situation. Although the governor didn´t say it´s time to ration water, the statement is the first step towards the rationing – which is inevitable for some ambientalists. The capacity of Cantareira system, … Continue reading One year later, São Paulo finally recognizes water crisis

Land reform in Amazon?

Yes, that is exactly what Brazilian government have been discussing lately. Today the minister of agricultural development said the government will put 12,2 million hectares of federal land in Amazon to be occupied by people who has no land. That is, they intend to do finally move forward with land reform, but in Amazon lands!!!! … Continue reading Land reform in Amazon?

Dilma Rousseff sanctions biodiversity law

The Project presented last year and voted in the Congress was finally sanctioned by the Brazilian president. It reaffirms the commitments assumed by Brazilian government with the United Nations in the Biological Diversity Convention. The project’s main goal is to reduce the bureaucracy and stimulate researches and innovation when it comes to native species. In the … Continue reading Dilma Rousseff sanctions biodiversity law

The NGO Imazon points out an increase of 36% in Amazon deforestation

The system SAD detected 137 km of deforestation in Amazon on april 2015. It´s 36% higher than the same period of last year, when the area deforested was of 101 km. The major part of deforestation was registered in Mato Grosso (67%), followed by Rondônia (15%), Pará (11%), Amazonas (3%), Roraima (3%) and Acre (1%). … Continue reading The NGO Imazon points out an increase of 36% in Amazon deforestation

“We will keep trying to ratify Nagoya Protocol” – Brazilian Environment Minister

This wednesday I had the chance to participate in the opening cerimony of Viva the Atlantic Forest – an annual event held by “SOS MATA ATLÂNTICA” that aims catching people´s attention to the importance of preserving Atlantic forest. Nowadays there´s only 30% of remanaining Atlantic Forest in Rio de Janeiro due to the urbanization sprawl. … Continue reading “We will keep trying to ratify Nagoya Protocol” – Brazilian Environment Minister