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Tag: Pollution in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has visited Rio this week in order to assess the progress of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games that at one time had been...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police has opened an official in inquiry in the Division of Environmental Crimes in Rio in which it accuses national oil company Petrobras of dumping highly-toxic residues in...
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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