Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for USD 5.2 billion for burst dam

Federal and state governments in Brazil say they will sue iron ore miner Samarco and its co-owners BHP Billiton and Vale for USD 5.2 billion for the damage caused when a dam burst earlier this month, creating an environmental disaster.

Brazil can help get a climate deal: France

Other large developing countries in many cases so far have only pledged to keep GHG emissions from increasing.

Brazil promises `greenest World Cup`

Brazil announced a package of pollution-cutting measures aimed at making this year`s World Cup more environmentally friendly, ranging from an emissions-trading scheme to a "green passport" smart-phone application.

Deforestation of Brazil`s Amazon jumps 28 percent

The Brazilian government said Thursday that deforestation of its Amazon rainforest rose by 28 percent over the period of August 2012 to July 2013.