Jun 15, 2017

Hundreds of new Amazon dams would be 'massively' destructive, study says

Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil's Amazon basin — three times the existing number — would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather, an international team of researchers warned Wednesday. Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists unveiled a Dam Environmental ...

Brazil floods force 50,000 to flee, kill at least six: authorities

May 31, 2017

Brazil floods force 50,000 to flee, kill at least six: authorities

Floods and landslides in northeastern Brazil have killed six people and driven 50,000 people from their homes, authorities said Tuesday. Heavy rain swelled rivers, causing mud slides, felling trees and harming water supplies, they said. The number forced to flee in Pernambuco and Alagoas states rose ...

Embattled Brazilian president sends out troops as protests rage

May 25, 2017

Embattled Brazilian president sends out troops as protests rage

Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries. With tens of thousands of demonstrators ...

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests, negotiations

/ May 20, 2017

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests, negotiations

Brazil's political crisis headed into a weekend dominated by protests and President Michel Temer's attempt to secure enough allies to save himself after being accused of obstructing justice. Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a ...