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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...
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 Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin America's largest landfill site, Jardim Gramacho in Duque de Caixas, is set to shut down on May 6th. The closure, which was announced by Mayor Eduardo Paes earlier...
By Oliver Bazely, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Close to the international airport, a few kilometers outside the center of Rio, lies a large landfill known as Jardim Gramacho. Since 1978, this patch of shoreline has been the...

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