SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Mudslides and flooding killed at least 44 people in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state and authorities said on Friday that the death toll could climb with more heavy rains in the forecast.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will make its ambitious 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding even though global climate talks failed this month, the country’s environment minister said on Monday.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The grouping of China, India, Brazil and South Africa has emerged as a significant force in Copenhagen and they could lead the way in future negotiations, the head of the U.N. climate panel said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Brazil is blocking proposals to increase carbon finance for emerging nations at U.N. talks, and a spat with Saudi Arabia over forestry and carbon-burying projects could impede a new climate deal, a source close to the talks said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The African group of countries on Wednesday scaled back demands for climate finance from rich countries, meeting proposals made by developed nations and signaling agreement on a core obstacle in U.N. talks.
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Straddling one the Amazon’s main tributaries and flanked by dense jungle, a construction pit the size of a small town bustles with bulldozers and nearly 10,000 workers blasting huge slabs of rock off the river bank.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the U.S. Congress fights over legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, the Obama administration is considering a series of regulations that also would cut such pollutants.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China, Brazil, South Africa and India want a global climate treaty wrapped up by June 2010, according to a joint draft document prepared for the Copenhagen climate summit which opened on Monday.
MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) – The presidents of France and Brazil said on Thursday that rich countries must immediately boost aid for developing nations to fight global warming if they want to reach a climate accord in Copenhagen next month.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday distanced itself from proposals to delay a binding climate pact to 2010, but might be willing to sign up to a “political deal” at climate talks next month if it includes strong commitments from rich nations.