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Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

Sep 14, 2014

Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election. Since entering the race in mid-August, Silva has picked a pro-agriculture congressman as her running mate, met repeatedly with agribusiness leaders and campaigned in the farm belt, eager to make allies in an industry that accounts for a quarter of Brazil's economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #Mexico #Green #opinion
Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013 Brazil

Sep 11, 2014

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013 Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometres (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials have said, posting an amended figure. #World #Environment #NewsTracker #Amazon #Institute of Special Investigations #Mato Grosso #Amazon River
Dear Flipkart, you got your $1 billion; spend it carefully

Jul 30, 2014

Dear Flipkart, you got your $1 billion; spend it carefully

Flipkart has come a long way from just selling books. Its now virtually selling everything, from clothes to electronics. But when a rival like Amazon with deep pockets has already entered the market, you cant be just another e-commerce store. #India #Technology #WhatNext #Amazon #E-Commerce #Flipkart #Flyte #DigiFlip #Bansals
Not just Flipkart From Myntra to Snapdeal, Bansals rule Indian e-commerce

Jul 30, 2014

Not just Flipkart From Myntra to Snapdeal, Bansals rule Indian e-commerce

All of India's biggest indigenous etailers - Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal and Lenskart - are headed by young men of the Bansal community and together control about 85% of India's ecommerce space. #Infosys #India #didyouknow #Amazon #E-Commerce #Flipkart #Binny Bansal #Snapdeal #Myntra #Sachin Bansal #Bansal
Scientists to study impact on Amazon rainforest if CO2 levels rise

May 15, 2014

Scientists to study impact on Amazon rainforest if CO2 levels rise

A group of scientists will gauge the impact on the world's largest rainforest if a time comes when the planet has 30 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2). #NewsTracker #Carbon dioxide #Global warming #Rainforest #CO2 levels #Amazon rainforest #Environmental pollution
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