RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of people are marching in downtown Rio de Janeiro to protest legislation that officials here insist would strip the oil-producing state of much of its income from Brazil's energy sector.
China said the Durban Platform, a plan to combat climate change through reducing emissions, will not be a "new regime," contrasting the U.S., which wants the greenhouse gas goals to apply to developing nations as well as developed nations, Bloomberg reports.
As a result of the European debt crisis, a number of countries have cut back on green energy investments, pushing green energy companies to look to regions like Brazil and South Africa for development and investment, The New York Times reports.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's House of Representatives has approved a controversial proposal to share profits from the country's growing oil production sector more evenly between petro-producing states and those with little or no production.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's national electricity grid braced for possible power outages Friday night during the television broadcast of the final chapter of a smash soap opera that enthralled Latin America's biggest country for months.
SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — Three tiny flaming orange monkeys crouched on a tree branch, cocking their heads as if to better hear the high-pitched whistles and yaps that came from deep within the dense green foliage. Then they answered in kind, rending the morning with their sharp calls and cautiously greeting each other in the forest.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's president used her veto power to slash through the new Forest Code, making the environmental law a little tougher on large agricultural interests by strengthening reforestation requirements along river banks, a decree published by the government said Thursday.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.