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Brazil Amazon governor backs cattle control effort

Aug 11, 2009
Cattle ranching has become the biggest environmental challenge for Brazil's Mato Grosso state, which has launched a "cattle moratorium" to combat Amazon destruction, the state's governor said on Tuesday.Mato Grosso is calling on meatpackers to stop buying cattle raised in newly cleared areas of the world's largest rain forest. Environmental activists have cited ranching as a prime driver of Amazon degradation.

Steve McDonald Discusses Secretary Clinton's Africa Tour

Aug 11, 2009
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day, seven-country trip across Africa, Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald examined the tour's significance on Voice of America's Encounter program.

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Aug 11, 2009
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CEF Research Brief Cited in Earth911 Article

Aug 10, 2009
AUGUST 2009- A 2007 CEF Research Brief is referenced in an Earth911 article about waste management in China.

U.S. sees progress with Brazil on climate talks

Aug 06, 2009
Brazil has the clout and credibility to assert itself as a leading voice in world climate talks to help ensure the success of any new treaty aimed at reducing global warming, the top U.S. environmental diplomat said on Thursday.Already a pioneer in clean energy and the use of biofuels such as cane-based ethanol, Brazil could cement its pro-environment credentials if it succeeds in slowing the destruction of the Amazon rain forest, U.S. climate change envoy Todd Stern said after a three-day visit to the South American nation.

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