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Brazil backs off mining bid in Amazon reserve

Today 10:00am - The Brazilian government has pledged to reinstate a mining ban in an Amazonian nature reserve, reversing its earlier course after an international outcry.

Chaco forests go up in smoke as the West's barbecue fuel

4 Sep 17 - No tropical forests anywhere in the world are being destroyed more rapidly than the Chaco, stretching across Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Mostly, the trees provide fuel for barbecues.

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve

29 Aug 17 - Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of mineral companies, road-builders and workers into the species-rich forest.

Brazilian downpours oust familiar drizzle

24 Aug 17 - Misty rain is giving way to fear of flash floods as Brazilian downpours cause chaos in the country’s biggest city.

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