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Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today signed a federal decree establishing the Brazilian Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary, reinforcing protection for all cetacean species in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. Brazilian waters stretch along the nation’s 8,000 kilometer (5,000 mile) long coastline on the east and northeast coast of…

Forest Protection Is Climate Protection, GLOBE Forum Told

Forest Protection Is Climate Protection, GLOBE Forum Told

BRASILIA, Brazil, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – To combat global warming, the rich countries must create a fund to conserve the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told 100 parliamentarians from around the world Thursday in Brasilia. At the meeting, senior executives of 20 of the world’s largest forestry companies announced that…

Brazil Urges Africa to Adopt Biofuel Economy

Brazil Urges Africa to Adopt Biofuel Economy

Biofuel and biodiesel are currently being created and consumed in large quantities in Brazil. Cars are running on a mixture of biofuel and gasoline and the sale of ethanol is expected to rival that of gasoline by the year 2020. Part of the reason why Brazil is so successful in biofuel, ethanol and biodiesel production…