Urban Heroes: Cleaning Up a Rio Beach Alongside Bay Protectors Group

More than 60 percent of Rio’s sewage flows into the bay untreated! In addition, illegally dumped industrial waste and oil spills continue to pollute the bay’s waters. Instituto Mar Urbano is fighting for change.

By Vince de Jong & Marijne Scherjon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro, ‘the marvelous city’, owes its extraordinary, world-famous looks to its location in Guanabara Bay. However, continued urbanization has put the bay under great pressure. Almost 16 million people . . .

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