Less than a year into his presidency, Jair Bolsonaro has been on a mission to rehabilitate his and Brazil's image, particularly after international criticism for his handling of the Amazon wildfires and stance on Indigenous rights.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has backed farmers and corporations bent on turning old growth forest into soy fields and cattle ranches.
Leaders at the upcoming G7 summit want to talk about Brazil's fires and deforestation policy. It's the first time the environmental policies of one country are seen as a threat to other countries, says a Sâo Paulo professor.
On Thursday, a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the key role of traditional landholders and the importance for governments to recognize the land rights of those groups over the territory they inhabit and manage.
Two well-known musicians in their respective countries have a new CD out - American guitarist Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer-songwriter Vinicius Cantuaria. Betto Arcos tells us about their recent collaboration.
Director Paulo Morelli talks to Faith about his new film, City of Men, the sequel to City of God, his 2002 Academy Award-nominated film that delved into the culture of Rio De Janiero's sprawling "favela" slums.
Creating green jobs in the next decade will spur the American economy towards future growth. That's according to Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel Prize winner and economics professor at Columbia University, who talked with host Steve Curwood.
More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.
In honor of Earth Day, we revisit some of our favorite stories. When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit system.
Curitiba, Brazil's model sustainable city, was largely the brainchild of Jaime Lerner. As three-time mayor of the city, he created a rapid transit bus system, increased the amount of green space, and encouraged children and adults alike to recycle. Jaime Lerner joins host Steve Curwood and says all cities have the potential for environmental success.