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

06 Jul 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

05 Jul 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.

Fires in Brazil's Amazon jump in June, stoking fears for dry season

02 Jul 2020

BRASILIA The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 20% in June to a 13-year-high for the month, government data showed on Wednesday, as researchers worry that it could signal a repeat of last year's surge in forest fires. | Video

Amazon deforestation is linked to lower corn yields in Brazil, study says

29 Jun 2020

BRASILIA Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon and neighboring savannah may be hurting regional corn yields, according to a new study released on Monday.

Global investors demand to meet Brazil diplomats over deforestation

24 Jun 2020

BRASILIA A group of 29 global investment firms that manage $3.7 trillion are demanding meetings with Brazilian diplomats around the world to call on right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government to stop soaring deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

RPT-Global investors demand to meet Brazil diplomats over deforestation

23 Jun 2020

BRASILIA, June 23 A group of 29 global investment firms that manage $3.7 trillion are demanding meetings with Brazilian diplomats around the world to call on right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government to stop soaring deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Global investors demand to meet Brazil diplomats over deforestation

23 Jun 2020

BRASILIA, June 23 A group of 29 global investment firms that manage $3.7 trillion are demanding meetings with Brazilian diplomats around the world to call on right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government to stop soaring deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Exclusive: European investors threaten Brazil divestment over deforestation

19 Jun 2020

BRASILIA Seven major European investment firms told Reuters they will divest from beef producers, grains traders and even government bonds in Brazil if they do not see progress in resolving the surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil's military fails to tame rising Amazon deforestation in May

12 Jun 2020

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for a 13th consecutive month in May, government data showed on Friday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's deployment of the military to fight soaring environmental destruction in the region.

Brazil's military unsuccessful in taming rising Amazon deforestation in May

12 Jun 2020

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for a 13th consecutive month in May, government data showed on Friday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's deployment of the military to fight soaring environmental destruction in the region

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