Brazil's Environment

Farmers also raise cows and other animals as well as vegetables. 

What challenges do people face living in this environment?:

The city where I live is built on rolling hills. Some hills are so steep it can be scary to drive on them! A bad thing about living on steep hills is that when there is heavy rain, it can cause mudslides which may knock down houses on steep hills. When we first arrived in Minas Gerais, there was a dangerous rainstorm that hurt a lot of people here. 

How have people been adapting to this environment?:

People in Minas Gerais use the rivers and waterfalls in their state in order to generate energy. The people here also use solar panels to obtain energy from the sun! They have even put solar panels on top of their biggest soccer stadium. In light of these creative efforts, my city, Belo Horizonte, has won a lot of awards for its efforts to protect the environment.

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais