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Eva Hershaw


Brasília, DF, Brazil

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Past articles by Eva:

In surprise move, Brazil’s president vetoes bills scaling back Amazon protections

Brazil's embattled president blocked two measures that would have opened a total of 1.4 million acres of protected forest to logging, mining, and agriculture. → Read More

Eva Hershaw

Eva Hershaw is a journalist and researcher currently living in Brasília. ​Over the past 10 years, most of her work has​ come from Latin America, where she has focused on agriculture, commodities markets, development, and social justice. → Read More

Indigenous lands are even more critical to preserving the Earth than we thought

Nearly one quarter of the carbon stored above ground in tropical forests is currently in the care of indigenous and traditional communities. → Read More

Will Brazil’s political upheaval tear down years of rainforest growth?

After years of environmental and economic gains, Amazon residents worry about regressing under Brazil's new leadership. → Read More

No Law and Order: The Growing Massacre Over Brazilian Land Rights

Expansion of the agricultural frontier deeper into the Amazon had resulted in “open warfare” between farmers and indigenous groups. → Read More

Abbott Legalizes Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy Patients

Cannabis oil will be legal for some medical treatments under legislation signed by Gov. Greg Abbott Monday, but he insists marijuana should not and will not be legalized for medical or recreational use in Texas on his watch. → Read More

'Seek Higher Ground Immediately': Sifting Through the Wreckage of Texas' Deadly Floods

At least 27 people are dead from severe storms and flooding in Texas, where legislators have yet to enact policies that address projected climate change impacts on the state's infrastructure. → Read More

Senate Backs House on In-Person Inmate Visitation

Inmates in some Texas county jails may no longer have to speak to loved ones on a video screen, after the Senate voted today to pass a House measure guaranteeing a minimum of two, 20-minute in-person visitations per week. → Read More

Senate Unanimously Backs House's "Right to Try" Legislation

The Senate gave a unanimous vote of support on Friday to a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs that have received preliminary approval by the FDA. → Read More

Contracting Experiment Drawing Mixed Reviews

After four years of trying out a new way of awarding state contracts known as design-build, lawmakers aren't sure taxpayers get a better deal, and Texas businesses say they're being muscled out of jobs by larger, out-of-state companies. → Read More

House Backs Senate Bill Making Execution Drug Providers Secret

Legislation that would keep the names of execution drug providers secret is headed to the governor’s office after the Texas House gave final approval on Tuesday to a Senate measure. → Read More

To Some, Miller's School Food Plan is Half-Baked

The reintroduction of deep fat fryers and soda machines into public schools may top the agenda of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. But some teachers and parents don't share his appetite for sugary drinks and french fries. → Read More

House Gives Tentative OK to Visitation Rights for Inmates

Prisoners in Texas may no longer have to look at loved ones, family, and other visitors to county jails on a video screen under legislation tentatively passed by the House on Monday. → Read More

Abbott Signs Bill to Help Students who Fail State Exams

Gov. Greg Abbott warmed up his bill-signing pen on Monday, approving a measure ensuring that some high school seniors who fail to pass state exams can seek an alternate route to graduation. → Read More

Heyday for Raw Milk Advocates as House OKs Expanded Sales, by Eva Hershaw

Texas consumers could soon be able to buy raw milk at farmers' markets and receive such deliveries straight from the dairy under legislation tentatively approved by the House on Thursday. → Read More

Senate Gives Thumbs Up to Limited Medical Marijuana

Epilepsy patients in Texas would have access to medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in marijuana under legislation the state Senate passed Thursday. → Read More

House Closes Loophole, Limits Payday Lender Telemarketing, by Eva Hershaw

Legislation passed by the House on Wednesday will prohibit payday lenders and auto title loan businesses from placing telemarketing calls to Texans on the "do not call" list. The measure now heads to the Senate. → Read More

Senate OKs Sealing More Criminal Records

The criminal records of one-time offenders who stay out of trouble would be sealed and hidden from the public under a bill that cleared the Senate Tuesday. Supporters call it a second chance, but critics fear unknowing employers will pay the price. → Read More

With Amendment, Bettencourt Aims to Limit Property Tax Growth, by Aman Batheja and Eva Hershaw

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, managed to add an amendment to a bill Thursday that would make it more difficult for some local entities to raise property taxes. → Read More

Senate Passes Tax-Free Holiday to Spur Gun Sales

The state Senate on Thursday gave the green light to a proposal to designate one weekend a year when Texas shoppers would not have to pay sales tax on guns. → Read More