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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While controversy swirls around the issue of polluted water quality at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, test events continue and a new sailing race...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The controversy over the pollution of the sea and lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, which host several water sports competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games, continues with new data...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In an effort to reduce the import of diesel fuel and reduce pollution, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff last week signed an executive order increasing the amount of biodiesel to be added...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I've heard that man's best friend in not the dog, but reinforced concrete. The material allows for the building structures that define modern urban living, from skyscrapers to hydroelectric dams. This...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bicycle is the most efficient form of locomotion ever invented. Biking itself signifies a strong statement of solidarity for those wanting to reduce and eliminate our dependence on hydrocarbons derived...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An oil leak in Petrobras’ Terminal Marítimo Almirante Barroso (Tebar) has polluted the region around São Sebastião, on the northern coast of São Paulo on Friday night. During the weekend...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sounds can be beautiful, like the bioacoustics sounds produced in the Amazon Rainforest where animals, emulating musicians, perform independent parts and make specific voices that complement each other forming a glorious...
By Blake Sherman and Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio is investing R$10 million (nearly US$5 million) in efforts to clean up Leblon Beach as part of a wider campaign to rid six of...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Having a car in Rio de Janeiro is like a box of chocolates: you never know what kind of traffic you’re going to get yourself stuck in unless you try it....
By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Leblon is perhaps the most exclusive and expensive in the city, yet bordered on two sides by canals draining into the sea, polluted water is often...
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