Tag: Pollution

By Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is no secret that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is one of the most exploited natural environments on the planet.Over 760,000 km2 (around nineteen percent) of its total area has already been lost...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – "Changing the world one trash bag at a time" is the slogan that best describes the work of Amigos do Mar.The group, which has been cleaning up Rio beaches since...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio Rural, a program initiated by the Secretariat of Agriculture announced this week that they are supporting over 45,000 small-holding and family farmers throughout the state of Rio.In partnership with...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterSÃO 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 StefaniniRIO 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 StefaniniRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 StefaniniRIO 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...
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