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Brazil environmentalist Silva all-in with Lula against Bolsonaro

Reuters 24 Sep 2022
SAO PAULO, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Prominent Brazil environmentalist Marina Silva, who was environment minister under ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva before breaking with his party, told Reuters she is throwing her full support behind his campaign and did not rule out a role in government if he wins a third term.
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Brazil votes: Indigenous candidates target Bolsonaro stronghold

Al Jazeera 23 Sep 2022
This is the first in a three-part series on Roraima in the context of Brazil’s general elections ... Normandia, Brazil – Cheers and applause greet Joenia Wapichana as she arrives at a political campaign event in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous territory in northern Brazil.
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Marina Silva: Bolsonaro has turned Brazil into an environmental pariah

La Prensa Latina 22 Sep 2022
This regression is costing us dearly, not only in terms of protection for the environment and for environmental activists, but also (the impact on) society as a whole, including agribusiness itself,” she said. Bolsonaro has dismantled Brazil’s socio-environmental policy and put the country’s democracy at risk, according to Silva.
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What the death of a lone Indigenous man in Brazil can tell us about our ...

Phys Dot Org 21 Sep 2022
Brazil's Indigenous protection agency made unsuccessful attempts to contact him over the past two decades; they monitored the man from afar and discovered his death ... "Being an environmental activist in Brazil in the current political environment is a death sentence," Minott says ... Indigenous lands block Brazil deforestation.
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Brazil More Amazon Fires So Far This Year Than All of 2021

Beijing News 20 Sep 2022
Bolsonaro's office and the Environment Ministry did not immediately respond to the new report. Widespread forest fires are an indication that Brazil is not curbing greenhouse gas emissions ... Greenpeace Brazil spokesman Andre Freitas called the latest figures a 'tragedy foretold.'.
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As the Amazon burns, Brazilian firms tap investors in New York for help

Reuters 20 Sep 2022
Investors are increasingly trying to develop carbon offset credits to help companies and government to meet targets for emissions reductions, which could be a benefit for Brazil ... Brazil could generate 10% of nature-based ... Former Brazil correspondent and climate/environment reporter.
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Brazil Report: More Amazon Fires So Far This Year Than All of 2021

Voa News 19 Sep 2022
Bolsonaro's office and the Environment Ministry did not immediately respond to the new report. Widespread forest fires are an indication that Brazil is not curbing greenhouse gas emissions ... Greenpeace Brazil spokesman Andre Freitas called the latest figures a "tragedy foretold.".
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How left-wing on economics is Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva?

Economist 19 Sep 2022
Brazil’s fiscal situation is worse ... The key question, he says, is whether Lula and his team understand that in order for Brazil to grow faster, it needs reforms to improve the quality of spending and the business environment, or whether they think spending by itself will be enough.\nLula’s campaign manifesto suggests the latter.
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There is no tooth fairy, and the PolyMet/Glencore mine will not save our climate

MinnPost 19 Sep 2022
Copper, nickel, cobalt and other sulfide ore mines leak toxins into the environment and have a nasty track record of closing mines while sticking taxpayers with costly cleanups. PolyMet is an example of least-cost and most-risk mining designs to maximize profit at the expense of our environment.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes votes at queen’s funeral, UN meeting

The Associated Press 18 Sep 2022
SAO PAULO (AP) — A former environment minister and presidential candidate who had broken with Brazil's ex-leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva endorsed him for president on Monday as his campaign continued efforts to reach out to centrist voters ... The two once-powerful government ministers were known to have multiple rifts over the environment ... .
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GLOBAL MUSIC STAR PERFORMS WITH BRAZILIAN INDIGENOUS GROUPS FOR "THE FUTURE IS ANCESTRAL" EVENT TO ...

Victoria Advocate 16 Sep 2022
Alok Institute and UN Global Compact Brazil Call for the Urgency to Recognize Indigenous People Globally and Their Importance on the Future of Climate Change ... Carolina Pasquali, Greenpeace Brazil Executive Director, highlighted the importance of the presence of Indigenous People in discussions for the protection of the climate and the environment.
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Car electrification unlikely to erase market for ethanol, says producer

Reuters 14 Sep 2022
"I imagine that for automakers, in the same electric car model that would have a battery in Europe or the U.S., they could change that battery for a fuel cell in Brazil or India and use ethanol," she said ... Former Brazil correspondent and climate/environment reporter.
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Bolsonaro trails in polls, but his base in Congress looks likely to persist

Mongabay 13 Sep 2022
Brazilians will go to the polls in October to vote in presidential and congressional elections that many consider a critical moment for the fate of the environment in Brazil ... 2 election will also see Brazilians vote for members of Congress, who will play a central role in determining Brazil’s environmental policies.
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Election-time Brazil gasoline tax cut to lead mills to shun ethanol

Reuters 13 Sep 2022
Sugar and ethanol experts said that profits on sugarcane-based ethanol sales have fallen so low compared to those of sugar that Brazil mills, which have flexibility to make more of one or another, will shift as much as possible to sugar production as the harvest enters the second half ... Former Brazil correspondent and climate/environment reporter.

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