Brazilians mobilize to clean up massive mysterious oil spill and end the fossil fuel era

In the absence of an effective response by Brazil’s right-wing government to an oil disaster five months ago, civil society is rising to the challenge.

Originally published at on January 30, 2020.

Greenpeace activists protest in front of the Palácio do Planalto, in Brasília, symbolically taking the oil spill in the Northeast region of Brazil and burnt Amazon trees to the official workplace of the president of Brazil. (Greenpeace/Adriano Machado)
Greenpeace Brazil volunteers and locals help clean the crude oil at the beach in Recife, Brazil. (Greenpeace/Joyce Farias)

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