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Amazon deforestation up 29 pc in 2013

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometers (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials said Wednesday, posting an amended figure.

dateSep 10, 2014 in Environment
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Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is thirsty. A severe drought is hitting Brazil's largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight, threatening the municipal water supply to millions of people.

dateAug 21, 2014 in Environment
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NASA image: Signs of deforestation in Brazil

Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil. Many of these were most likely intentionally set in order to deforest the land. Deforestation is the removal of a ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Environment
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Keeping filler ingredients out of your cup of coffee

Coffee drinkers beware: Surprise ingredients that are neither sweet nor flavorful may be hiding in your coffee, and growing coffee shortages may increase the chance of having these fillers in your cup of ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Other
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Farm manager plays leading role in postharvest loss

With all the effort it takes to grow a food crop from seed to sale, it may be surprising that some farms in Brazil lose 10 to 12 percent of their yield at various points along the postharvest route. According ...

dateAug 06, 2014 in Ecology
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