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Prof. Moomaw talks with @livingonearth about #rioplus20: The @CIERP @TIE_Tufts panel is Monday!

Prof. Moomaw talks with @livingonearth about #rioplus20: The @CIERP @TIE_Tufts panel is Monday!

Air Date: Week of June 1, 2012 stream /download this segment as an MP3 file Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently vetoed portions of a controversial forest code and, in effect, postponed any final decisions until after Brazil hosts the Rio +20 environmental summit in June. Host Steve Curwood talks with Tufts University Professor William Moomaw about how to make this conference more productive than previous environmental summits. Transcript CURWOOD: The Brazilian Congress recently passed a bill that would reduce protection of forests in the Amazon. So activists appealed to President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s most popular cartoon characters were enrolled to call for a forest code veto. (Photo: Divulgação) SCHWARTZMAN: Now, you had everybody from the Brazilian Academy of Sciences to, literally, the Brazilian equivalent of Bugs Bunny saying ‘veto this bill. We are against...

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