Petrobras fined $5 million for oil spill off Sao Paulo coast
Brazil's state-run energy giant Petrobas has been ordered to pay a fine of $5 million over an oil spill that fouled several beaches along Sao Paulo state's coast, authorities said Monday.
Brazil to overtake US as top soybean producer
An Iowa State University grain markets expert said this week that a combination of long-term trends and recent weather patterns are responsible for putting Brazil in a position this year to overtake U.S. soybean production ...
Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?
Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass – plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, suggests a study published online ...
New gender benchmarking study: Brazil succeeding in providing a positive STI environment for women
In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world's leading economies, and are actually on the ...
Smartphone sales to top 900 million in 2013
Smartphone sales are expected to extend their strong growth trend in 2013 with some 918 million units worldwide, led by gains in big emerging markets China, Brazil and India, a survey showed Monday.
Tablets, smartphones drive German IT market higher
A booming market for smartphones and tablet computers was expected to drive the German IT sector higher in 2013, although growth was slowing slightly, said industry lobby BITKOM on the eve of the world's ...
China overtakes Japan on IT spending
China has overtaken Japan in terms of its share of global IT spending, German IT industry organisation BITKOM said Wednesday, ahead of the CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech trade fair.
Brazil hosts Russian satellite navigation system
(AP)—Brazil has become the first country outside Russia to host part of that nation's satellite navigation system, which is known as Glonass.
Brazil's booming beauty market draws investors
(AP)—Looking good has always been serious business in Brazil. Now it's big business, too.
Apple loses rights to iPhone trademark in Brazil
Regulators in Brazil on Wednesday rejected Apple's application to register its iPhone trademark in the country, having already recognized a local manufacturer's claim to the name.
Brazil to inventory Amazon rainforest trees
Brazil will undertake the massive task of cataloging the trees of the Amazon, in an effort to better monitor and protect the world's largest tropical forest, the environment ministry announced Friday.
Brazil to do a biodiversity study of the Amazon
The Brazilian government says it's undertaking a four-year, $33 million study of its vast Amazon rainforest to compile a detailed inventory of the plants, animals and people that live there.
Career-focused LinkedIn tops 200 mn members
LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that more than 200 million people have joined the career-focused online social network since its launch nearly a decade ago.
Tatu-bola, 2014 World Cup mascot, could vanish soon
The three-banded armadillo, a threatened species chosen as the official mascot for the 2014 World Cup, could disappear entirely within decades, a Brazilian NGO has warned.