By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:22 AM IST
The decree is being drafted by the Environment Ministry, with a start date yet to be decided. Last year, the government banned burning for 60 days before adding another 60 days.
Leonardo DiCaprio denies Brazilian president’s accusation of link to Amazon fires, says ‘we did not fund the organizations targeted’
By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Sao Paulo
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram to deny the claims made by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he helped fund groups allegedly linked to Amazon fires.
By Reuters | Brasilia
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 07:32 AM IST
The scheme will involve contracting state environmental police on their days off to assist federal government enforcement efforts, Salles said in an interview. He said the ministry aims to have a deal in place with states to allow for such a scheme to begin before next year’s peak deforestation and fire season, which generally starts in May or June.
By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:55 AM IST
The ‘development-at-any-cost’ model doesn’t work. There is a growing urgency to protect this ecological heritage.
By Reuters | Brazil
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:41 PM IST
Brazil said it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent.
By Press Trust of India | Brasilia
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 09:26 AM IST
A USD 20 million pledge was made at the G7 summit in France to fight the rainforest blazes.
By Agence France-Presse | Biarritz, France
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:00 PM IST
The G7 club -- comprising Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States -- also agreed to support a medium-term reforestation plan which will be unveiled at the UN in September, France’s Emmanuel Macron and Chile’s Sebastian Pinera said at a summit in southwest France.
By Agence France-Presse | Biarritz
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The summit in Biarritz, a high-end surfers’ paradise in southwestern France, saw a dramatic shift of focus Sunday when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew in to discuss the diplomatic deadlock on Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme.
By Austin Weinstein and Walter Brandimarte | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Under growing domestic and international pressure, Bolsonaro on Friday promised “zero tolerance” for environmental crimes and pledged “strong action” to control fires -- many of them set by loggers emboldened by his government’s disdain for environmental oversight.
By Agence France-Presse | Salvador
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 04:49 PM IST
Under the hashtag #PrayforAmazonas, users have expressed outrage over official data showing a surge in wildfires in the world’s biggest rainforest between January and August.
By Press Trust of India | Salvador
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year -- the highest number for any year since 2013. Most were in the Amazon.