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Jake Spring

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

Aug 07 2020

(This August 1 story corrects paragraph three to reflect that August 2019 had the most fires in the Brazilian Amazon for that month in nine years, not 12 years)

Brazil hits record 69,000 daily coronavirus cases as restrictions eased

Jul 29 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil set daily records on Wednesday for new COVID-19 cases and related fatalities, as the world's second-worst outbreak hurtles toward the milestone of 100,000 dead amid easing lockdowns.

A fifth of EU soy imports from Brazil could be tainted by deforestation, study says

Jul 16 2020

BRASILIA A fifth of EU soy imports from Brazil may come from land illegally deforested, according to a study released on Thursday that offers a detailed inventory of farms in the supply chain.

A fifth of EU soy imports from Brazil could be tainted by deforestation, study says

Jul 16 2020

BRASILIA, July 16 A fifth of EU soy imports from Brazil may come from land illegally deforested, according to a study released on Thursday that offers a detailed inventory of farms in the supply chain.

China asks Brazil to stop exports from two meat plants over coronavirus worries, source says

Jul 15 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO The Chinese government has asked Brazil to suspend exports from two meat plants over concerns about novel coronavirus outbreaks in food-processing facilities in the South American country, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Brazil reassigns deforestation data manager, raising question of political influence

Jul 13 2020

BRASILIA Brazil is restructuring the space agency team responsible for monitoring deforestation including reassigning a key manager, a move that enviromentalists said raised concerns of political interference as destruction soars in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil Amazon deforestation up in June, set for worst year in over a decade

Jul 10 2020

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rose for the 14th consecutive month in June, preliminary government data on Friday showed, heaping further pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro who is under fire for worsening destruction of the rainforest on his watch. | Video

Brazil bans fires in Amazon rainforest as investors demand results

Jul 09 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the rainforest.

China halts imports from two more Brazil meat plants amid COVID-19 concerns

Jul 05 2020

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA China has suspended imports from two Brazilian pork plants owned by meatpackers JBS SA and BRF SA , according to the Chinese customs authority, as it cracks down on meat shipments amid concerns about the new coronavirus.

China halts imports from two more Brazil meat plants amid COVID-19 concerns

Jul 05 2020

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, July 5 China has suspended imports from two Brazilian pork plants owned by meatpackers JBS SA and BRF SA, according to the Chinese customs authority, as it cracks down on meat shipments amid concerns about the new coronavirus.

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