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Sugarcane plantation in Brazil. Photo by José Reynaldo da Fonseca, Wikipedia Commons.
Sugarcane plantation in Brazil. Photo by José Reynaldo da Fonseca, Wikipedia Commons.


Land And Conflict In Brazil – Analysis

Does concentrated land ownership lead to rural conflict and insurgency? Although inequality may seem like a recipe for unrest, Michael Albertus reminds us that there is an important variable to consider – the ability of large landowners to organize themselves and then suppress discontent. By Michael Albertus There is a massive, albeit slow and grinding, […]

The Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant, a 3-unit BWR site typical of Japan's nuclear plants. Photo by Nekosuki600(talk / Contributions) at the Japanese Wikipedia.
The Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant, a 3-unit BWR site typical of Japan's nuclear plants. Photo by Nekosuki600(talk / Contributions) at the Japanese Wikipedia.


Transparency And Democracy Must Decide Japan’s Nuclear Future – OpEd

By Graham Land The story of nuclear power in Japan is one fraught with complexity. The country’s introduction to the power of the atom came in the shape of wholesale death and destruction, the likes of which had never been seen before. Yet not even 10 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in […]

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Brazil To Monitor Improvement Of Water Quality In Latin America

By Fabiola Ortiz Problems in access to quality drinking water, supply shortages and inadequate sanitation are challenges facing development and the fight against poverty in Latin America. A new regional centre based in Brazil will monitor water to improve its management. One example of water management problems in the region is the biggest city in […]

Chile
Chile


Chile: HidroAysén Challenged Revocation Of Environmental Permit

By Arnaldo Pérez Guerra Two months after a committee of ministers cancelled the environmental permits of the controversial hydroelectric project HidroAysén, which included the construction of five dams in western Patagonia, executives of the Chilean company Colbún announced their decision to continue with the initiative. Bernardo Larraín Matte, President of Colbún, a company which controls […]