Showing posts with label Brazil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brazil. Show all posts

Friday, May 04, 2018

Rescue teams give up searching for survivors in collapsed Sao Paulo building

Sao Paulo building
Rescue teams have begun using excavators to clear the rubble of the 24-storey building which collapsed in Sao Paulo on Tuesday after a fire tore through it, saying that finding any more survivors was highly unlikely.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Number of Missing People After Fire in Sao Paulo May Reach 45 : Reports

Number of Missing People After Fire in Sao Paulo May Reach 45
The number of people, who went missing as a result of a fire that broke out in a 24-storey tower block in Brazil’s Sao Paulo, may reach 45, media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Brazil scraps plan for mining in huge Amazon reserve

mining in huge Amazon reserve
The Brazilian government has backed off a controversial proposal to authorise private companies to mine a huge Amazon reserve, following heavy domestic and international criticism.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

Brazil's government has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus detected late in 2015 before becoming a global concern.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Brazil charges 63 over meat scandal: A total of 21 meatpacking plants were involved

Brazil's Federal Police said Sunday they charged 63 people for taking part in a corruption scheme that sold expired or adulterated meat.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Norway to Reconsider Its Aid to Amazon Rainforest

Oil-rich Norway, which in many parts of the world emerged as the champion of wildlife preservation, is threatening to cut its support of the Amazon rainforest amid Brazil's defiant underperformance and wide-spreading deforestation.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Amazon Deforestation 'Consistent Chain of Events' Caused by Economic Crisis

Between August 2015 and July 2016, the world witnessed the deforestation of 7,989 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest , Sputnik Brazil reported referring to the findings by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Brazil launches campaign to combat food waste

Brazil has launched an educational campaign to halve food waste by 2030, local news agency Agencia Brasil (EBC) reported on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Brazil privatizing 4 airports, 2 ports in economic recovery effort

Brazilian President Michel Temer announced the privatization of four airports and two port terminals as part of efforts to revive a struggling economy in which 12 million people are unemployed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brazil ratifies Paris climate change agreement

Brazil's President Michel Temer on Monday ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, which commits Brazil to reducing its carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Torrential rains kill at least 15 in Brazil

Torrential rains overnight killed at least 15 people on the outskirts of the Brazilian economic capital Sao Paulo, rescue workers said Friday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Brazil to deploy army in fight against Zika virus

Brazil will deploy 220,000 soldiers in its fight against mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus, the government announced on Tuesday.

Health Minister Marcelo Castro said Brazil was "losing badly" in its fight against the virus which has no vaccine or treatment.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Le Brésil déploie son armée de moustiques génétiquement modifiés pour lutter contre un virus

Le Brésil déploie son armée de moustiques génétiquement modifiés pour lutter contre un virus
Face à la menace persistante du virus Zika, transmis par les moustiques-tigre, le Brésil s'apprête à lancer une arme d'un genre nouveau pour lutter contre cette épidémie. Il s'agit de moustique génétiquement modifiés. Les Jeux olympiques étant proches, le pays a donc décidé de s'attaquer par tous les moyens à ces moustiques, également transmetteurs de la dengue et du chikungunya.

Zika Virus Reported in Bolivia and Guadeloupe

Authorities reported local transmission of the Zika virus in Bolivia and Guadeloupe. Two weeks ago, there was a report about an imported Zika infection in Bolivia in a traveler to Brazil. The Bolivian health ministry is now reporting that aside from the three imported cases in Santa Cruz, a locally transmitted case was detected in the town of Portachuelo.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Gas Leak Creates Toxic Cloud in Southeast Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Authorities said a gas leak created a toxic cloud in the Port of Santos on Thursday afternoon, sending several people to hospitals due to irritation and breathing problems.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Storms cause deaths, damages in 3 Brazilian states

Storms which have hit several parts of Brazil over the past few days have caused deaths and significant damages in three states, local news site G1 said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Suspicious stain spotted after dam incidents in Brazil

For the second time in a week, suspicious stains were seen in the sea near the Abrolhos Marine National Park area a couple of months after two dams at an iron ore mine breached in Brazil.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Βραζιλία: Επιδιώκει αποζημίωση- μαμούθ από μεταλλευτικές εταιρείες

Αποζημίωση ύψους 5,2 δισ. δολαρίων θα ζητήσει η κυβέρνηση της Βραζιλίας από τις μεταλλευτικές εταιρείες που ευθύνονται για τη «μεγαλύτερη περιβαλλοντική καταστροφή στην ιστορία της χώρας».

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