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Economy depends on environment, WWF warns Brazil's Bolsonaro
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brasília (AFP) - If Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro wants to make good on his promise to reboot the economy, he should stop his attacks on the environment, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The former army captain, who won the giant Latin American country's election Sunday, will merge the agriculture and environment ministries, an adviser confirmed Tuesday -- infuriating environmentalists, who warn the latter will be neutered by business interests. Bolsonaro, who is backed by the powerful agro-industry lobby, has vowed not to let the environment get in the way of kick-starting a flagging economy. read more
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