By Julia Henriques Souza [15 min read] As one of the largest documented wildfires burned through the woods of the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil, a member of local indigenous tribe grabbed his phone to plea for help. The teacher Kussugi Bruce Kuikuro, from the village of Kaluani, says his cell camera became the last hope,… Read More Amid Environmental Disaster, Social Media Amplifies Indigenous Voices
By Pedro Gagliardi [9 min read] Until this day, December 14th, the Brazilian Ministry of Health estimates that Brazil has reached an impressive record of more than 6.9 million Covid-19 cases followed by almost 181 thousand deaths in the country. At international level, Brazil, according to John Hopkins University, currently represents more than… Read More Covid-19 and Deforestation: A daunting threat for indigenous health
A historical perspective of the water and sanitation governance in Brazil. By Jennifer Jacobowitz Rae INTRODUCTION The access to water and sanitation is a human right that has been discussed internationally since the 1970s. However, it has always been linked to the right to life, health, adequate housing, adequate food, and working conditions; a list… Read More Will bill 3,235/2019 ensure a sustainable water and sanitation universalization in Brazil?
By Pedro Gagliardi [24 min read] SUMMARY This paper examines the costs and benefits of dry processing and/or dry stacking as alternative production methods for the current mining operations in Brazil. Both methods prevent the formation of tailings dams, which are created as a result of the extraction of iron ore. This paper carries out… Read More Dry mining in Brazil: A cost-benefit analysis after the tragedies of Mariana and Brumadinho
By Cassia Moraes [8 min read] Imagine a world where different political clans fight for increasing their power while ignoring a threat never seen before – and which can annihilate their societies without much consideration for man-made boundaries. The narrative above could be an introduction for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones,… Read More Game of Thrones and Climate Change: Brace yourselves, Summer is Coming!