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Tag: Water Pollution

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 1,500 people are expected on the 26th, 27th and 28th, at Riocentro in Barra da Tijuca, to participate in Rio Water Week, the world’s most important event on water...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wonwoo Cho, a twenty year-old South Korean windsurfer, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, August 18th, suffering from dehydration, vomiting and dizziness after competing in the Aquece Rio International...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the 2014 World Cup start date now a little over three weeks away and numerous stadiums still classified as works-in-progress, Rio de Janerio's preparations for the 2016 Olympic...
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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