“Na Ponta dos Pes” (On Tiptoes) is a ballet project in the Alemão favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, created by Tuany Nascimento – a 23-year-old dancer whose flourishing career was cut short by a lack of resources.
Sam Eaton talks with PRI's The World about Brazilian right wing-populist Jair Bolsonaro and his environmental platform.
Brazil’s leading climatologist wants to change the way businesses view the Amazon. If standing trees become more valuable than cleared land, the forest can recover and continue to absorb greenhouse gases.
Indigenous people are fiercely guarding their lands in the Amazon against deforestation. They could be just the lifeline the struggling forest needs.
In Brazil, the temptation to clear more Amazon rainforest to meet the demand for meat and soybeans is huge. Can Amazon residents balance conservation and economic potential?
Big landowners along the Brazilian Amazon's 'arc of deforestation' are pushing the government to ease regulations, spelling disaster in the battle to preserve the world's largest tropical forest.
The world's greatest forest used to absorb greenhouse gases. Now, it may be emitting them.
In Brazil's Maranhao State, indigenous groups are battling a powerful logging mafia to protect the region's remaining and fragile Amazon rainforest. After years of decline, deforestation is again on the rise, threatening a terrifying climate change tipping point.
Illegal logging and land seizures are driving this ominous yet overlooked scientific trend.
When dams went up in the Brazilian Amazon, the rivers across the border in Bolivia rose, spurring permanent environmental and cultural changes.
Amanda Michelle Gordon, a New Yorker with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), ponders both the level of understanding of autism and the culture of Brazil's economic hub.
The women who live next to a notorious Brazilian prison, caring for jailed spouses, experience second-hand horrors when a deadly riot breaks out.