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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 20th, the city of Rio experienced a twenty year record for rainfall in a single day. The Pluviométrica Station at Alto da Boa Vista recorded 247 millimeters...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The heavy rains that have fallen on the state of Rio de Janeiro since Friday, November 11th have caused mudslides, roadblocks and triggered the warning system in the mountainside...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal prosecutors’ office filed criminal charges on Thursday, October 20th, against twenty-two individuals and four companies in connection with the November 2015 collapse of the Samarco dam in Mariana,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Strong winds and heavy rain which fell on Rio de Janeiro between Monday (September 19th) and Tuesday (September 20th) left several streets flooded and many residences without electricity, especially...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The rain that has fallen across the state of Rio de Janeiro since this past weekend has put some municipalities in a state of alert for floods and landslides. In...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of families in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul were forced to spend Christmas Day away from their homes due to the heavy rains that flooded...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the onset of summer in Rio de Janeiro comes the risk of heavy rains, which often flood roads and entire neighborhoods. In the past, summer thunderstorms have also led...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the recent torrential summer thunderstorms, which have flooded streets in São Paulo city and left thousands in the dark, are helping to increase water levels at the city’s...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is more to water than meets the eye, especially with the apparent abundance of water in some areas and the lack of it in others. Sometimes we just have to...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains tore across Rio de Janeiro state late last week, taking two lives, displacing 3,000 families and leaving a path of destruction. The government has announced plans to relocate...
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