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Source: Merced Sun-Star

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-07-28 15:25:24 -0700 | green-news

Sailors are gathering for the first test event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, concerned about water pollution in Guanabara Bay that some liken to a sewer. Rio dumps almost 70 percent of its untreated sewage into surrounding...
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Source: Washington Post

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-07-23 05:13:04 -0700 | green-news

Despite working for seven years with indigenous tribes in Brazil that have had no contact with the outside world, the closest Carlos Travassos had ever been to any was earlier this month, when he and his team treated seven Indians...
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Source: New Europe

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-06-30 13:33:17 -0700 | green-news

Federico Addiechi, says "there was no interest from the other side in collaborating with us."...It was instrumental in getting the armadillo chosen as the World Cup mascot, which was named "Fuleco" a combination of the Portuguese words for football and...
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Breaking News: Flooding kills at least 9 in southern Brazil, hundreds left homeless.
 
Source: New Europe

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-06-09 20:20:47 -0700 | green-news

At least nine people have been killed by floods in southern Brazil that has washed away bridges and left hundreds homeless. The flooding caused by abundant rainfall led authorities to declare a state of emergency in 77 cities in the...
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Breaking News: Rio mayor acknowledges city will fail to keep promise to clean polluted bay for 2016 Olympics
 
Source: New Europe

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-06-07 19:22:59 -0700 | green-news

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says the city will fail to keep the promise of cleaning polluted Guanabara Bay for the 2016 Olympics. The promise was made five years ago when Rio was awarded the games. Olympic sailors have...
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Source: The Orange County Register

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-06-02 11:15:53 -0700 | green-news

Rio de Janeiro's environment secretary has acknowledged that pledges to drastically reduce the amount of pollution that flows into Guanabara Bay before the 2016 Olympics will not be met. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Carlos Francisco...
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Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2014-06-02 11:57:19 -0700 | green-news

This Tuesday in several regions of Brazil, including larger cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, have been left without power for multiple failures in the power transmission system, which has left without light to nearly 6 million people,...
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Breaking News: Photos: Indigenous people gather for Rio+20 in Brazil
 
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Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2012-11-02 14:24:34 -0700 | green-news

For environmentalists, Rio+20 is one of the most significant events to happen for a generation. The UN-sponsored event marks the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit -- a landmark gathering that opened the debate on the future of the planet...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2012-11-02 10:23:13 -0700 | entertainment-news

Men collect recyclable materials from Jardim Gramacho landfill, where the documentary Waste Land or ''Lixo Extraordinario'' was filmed, in Rio de Janeiro January 28, 2011. A Brazilian garbage worker may be sharing the Oscar stage with the likes of Brad...
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