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

20 Jul 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

20 Jul 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

19 Jul 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

13 Jul 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

10 Jul 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

09 Jul 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.

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

09 Jul 2019

BRASILIA, July 8 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.

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro

05 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for development of the region. | Video

Brazil to act on deforestation if concerns confirmed, minister says

04 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazil will take action if concerns about an increase in deforestation are confirmed, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday as Brazil faces environmental pressure under the terms of the EU-Mercosur free trade deal.

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under right-wing Bolsonaro

03 Jul 2019

BRASILIA, July 3 Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared to the same month a year ago, the second-consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.

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