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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more than one hundred blocos and over 800,000 revelers taking over the streets of Rio this past weekend, the city's sanitation department, COMLURB, was faced with the arduous task...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The production of garbage in Brazilian households has grown by 29 percent between 2003 and 2014, while the population only grew by six percent during that period. Also not...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The waste removal workers of Rio de Janeiro's Comlurb (the Municipal Cleaning Company) have gone on strike since yesterday night, March 12th and trash has already accumulated in the city's...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence is no longer among the major concerns experienced by Rio residents, a survey by O Globo newspaper has revealed. The report attributed the findings to the local government's...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of celebrations and the samba school finale in Sambódromo, the big post-Carnival clean-up is underway in Rio. City officials say some 770 tons of garbage have been...
By Donitra Clemons, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey conducted by the Ministry of the Environment released this week showed that Brazilians are increasingly aware of the importance of preserving the environment. The issue of the...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s Jardim Gramacho landfill, Latin America’s largest covering a land mass of 1.3 million square meters, officially closes today, June 3rd. Previously scheduled for a May 6th closure,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the end of March, Rio State Governor, Sérgio Cabral, announced new plans to clean up Guanabara Bay, one of Brazil’s most iconic and beautiful natural landmarks....
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the aftermath of the New Year's Eve celebrations on Copacabana beach, an epic clean up commenced, collecting 370 tons of waste, a 25 percent increase compared to last year....
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As one of the largest countries on the planet, Brazil has one of the most diverse eco-systems. However it suffers from large-scale deforestation in the Amazon region, as well as...
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