Tag: Drought

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Food basics were found to be more expensive in seventeen out of eighteen state capital cities in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, in a recent survey by the Department of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite recent rain in Rio de Janeiro state, water levels remain critically low in the Southeast of Brazil. However the level of the Cantareira System, the largest supply source...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The costs for electricity consumption are already on the rise and are expected to reach an increase of up to seventy percent in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Northeast has long suffered from periodic droughts, particularly in the semi-arid region known as the “sertão”. That has prompted tens of thousands of people there to pack up and...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Eduardo Braga has together with President Dilma Rousseff decided that the daylight saving time currently adopted in the South and Southeast of Brazil will not...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The water and electricity crisis in the Southeast of Brazil continues as the Santa Branca reservoir in the interior of São Paulo state has reached water levels below the need...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the recent torrential summer thunderstorms, which have flooded streets in São Paulo city and left thousands in the dark, are helping to increase water levels at the city’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the severe drought registered in parts of the Center-West and Southeastern regions of Brazil in the past few months, daylight saving time will not be as successful in...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, August 28th, Brazilian government officials delivered the 2015 Brazilian budget draft, the Projeto de Lei Orçamentária Anual (PLOA) 2015, to Congress. Betting on economic improvements in...

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