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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six people have been found dead so far after the fierce rainstorm that came down on Rio de Janeiro yesterday, according to officials. Two of the victims lived in Morro...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After causing one of Brazil’s greatest environmental disasters, mining company Samarco has agreed to pay R$4.4 billion in the next three years to help recover the Rio Doce Basin in...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At midnight on Saturday evening (February 20, 2016) most of Brazil changed their clocks back to observe the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Some of Brazil is not affected, as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the Brazilian government conducts massive campaigns to destroy breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus that may be linked to the increased number of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Accompanying the sailing test event from last week (August 15th-22nd), a task force with eco-boats collected 28 tons of floating rubbish in Guanabara Bay in an effort to clean...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO 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...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil holds some of the largest stocks of fresh water in the world, but regional water scarcity in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have marked bone-dry reservoir levels not...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Northeast has long suffered from periodic droughts, particularly in the semi-arid region known as the “sertão”. That has prompted tens of thousands of people there to pack up and...

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