Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."
President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil is being "disproportionately" criticized for fires in the Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands, at a time when many places around the world were seeing a surge in blazes.
Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on Tuesday that will pay farmers for capturing carbon in cropland soils, making it the latest agriculture company to seek to capitalize on environmental initiatives. One incentive for farmers will be credits toward Bayer products, e.g., RoundUp.
Catastrophic failures in recent years have killed hundreds of people and inundated nearby communities with mine waste.
Petrobras is ready to produce renewable diesel from soy or other edible oils at commercial scale and will expand investments in the segment as soon as it is granted a sales permit, the company's refining head, Anelise Lara, says.
The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data shows, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest.
If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.