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Brazil regulator pushes back deadline to close dangerous tailings dams

Aug 12 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's mining regulator on Monday extended the deadlines by up to four years for the closing of many dangerous mine tailings dams like the one that collapsed in January at a Vale SA facility, killing more than 240 people.

Brazil deforestation climbs 67% through July as government attacks data

Aug 05 2019

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's rainforest has jumped around 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to preliminary data from Brazil's space research agency, which the government has attacked as misleading and harmful to the national interest.

Brazil deforestation climbs 67% through July as gov't attacks data

Aug 05 2019

BRASILIA, Aug 5 Deforestation in Brazil's rainforest has jumped around 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to preliminary data from Brazil's space research agency, which the government has attacked as misleading and harmful to the national interest.

Brazil space research chief to leave job after Bolsonaro deforestation spat

Aug 02 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO The head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday.

Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020: official

Jul 19 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector's main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse that killed at least 240 people.

Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020 -official

Jul 19 2019

BRASILIA, July 19 Brazil's mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector's main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse that killed at least 240 people.

Brazil deforestation soars in July, threatening EU trade deal

Jul 18 2019

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest accelerated in the first half of July, outstripping the full month last year and raising red flags for a regional trade deal with the European Union.

Canada's Belo Sun touts procedural win but Brazil gold mine still on hold

Jul 12 2019

SAO PAULO/Brasilia Belo Sun Mining Corp said on Friday it had won a legal victory in its push to mine the country's largest undeveloped gold deposit in the Amazon rainforest, which has drawn criticism from environmentalists and indigenous advocates.

Brazil lower house pension vote in question as session goes late

Jul 09 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress was due to vote on Tuesday on a flagship overhaul to the pension system but by early evening the debate had still not begun, calling into question whether the government had the votes it needs.

Brazil to auction mining rights for about 1,000 areas this year: regulator

Jul 08 2019

BRASILIA Brazil plans to put about 1,000 mining areas up for auction this year including areas containing gold, copper and iron ore, a director of the country's National Mining Agency (ANM) told Reuters on Monday.

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