Category Archives: Brazil

Prince’s Rainforests Project

The Prince’s Rainforests Project (PRP) today launched a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of the issues of our dwindling rainforests and the impacts of widespread deforestation and destruction. Kudos to Prince Charles.  He has made a video to help launch … Continue reading

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Regrowing the Rainforests?

Willie Smits has found a way of regrowing rainforests that have been cleared. He tells us about it in the excellent, informative and inspiring video above.  The audience begins to applaud when he announces that he has over 1000 rescued … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Development, Education, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Wildlife | 8 Comments

Bio-packaging from sugar cane waste

Article In Brazil they are looking to utilize bagasse, or sugar cane waste for biodegradable packaging. Bagasse is currently burned by farmers but soon this practice will be banned. Three firms (Viveiro Flora Brasil, Lótus Soluções Ambientais, Floema Nutrição Vegetal … Continue reading

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Merging debate into solutions.

With many of the raging environment debates of the last few years now chilling & distilling into a hunt for solutions, it’s time for my other blog ‘Environment Solutions’ to merge seemlessly into The Coffee House. Here we discuss and … Continue reading

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The Dam Builders versus the Warriors

Picture: AP Amazon Indians have been squaring up to the mighty corporations and the state in a bid to prevent the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams that are planned for the Xingu River.  The officials are claiming that the construction … Continue reading

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“If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system”

Article So says Bolivian President Evo Morales. He was speaking at a UN forum on the global impact of climate change on indigenous peoples. Mr Morales said that capitalism should be scrapped if the planet is to be saved from … Continue reading

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Climate change legislators in Brazil consider taxing airlines.

  Associated Press The G8+5 Legislator Forum met in Brasilia this week to push ahead on creating real solutions towards tackling the causes of climate change. Organised by Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), they hope to build consensus … Continue reading

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Brazilian army will try to stem destruction of Amazon

Reuters Brazil on Thursday unveiled measures to slow deforestation of the Amazon region including one that calls for the army to help carry out inspections. “Our aim is to establish institutional mechanisms to prevent deforestation,” Justice Minister Tarso Genro told … Continue reading

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World Bank: Contradictory Policy

I’m bit late in spotting this little news item but not too late for it to be a relevant and important  issue.  It seems that the Word Bank‘s pledge to help the trees is little more than hot air. It’s been … Continue reading

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Is your prawn sandwich a deadly luxury?

These days you eat or drink something and before you know you’re part of a destructive change of events, destroying other peoples lives and their surrounding environment. Beware the humble prawn sandwich! Prawn production is linked to a number of … Continue reading

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