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2014-06-16 08:24:40

SANTO ANDRÉ, Brazil, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Official hotel of the German national football team 2014 - campo bahia opens for guests after FIFA World Cup 2014 - artecampobahia, German-Brazilian art project with Helge Achenbach campo bahia, the sports and nature resort near Santo Andre, a German-Brazilian lighthouse project for the future, is opening its doors with the beginning of the FIFA World Cup 2014, starting with famous...

2014-04-10 08:30:50

CAMPINAS, Brazil, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A project taking place in Jacobina, Bahia has again shown the effectiveness of the Oxitec OX513A mosquito in reducing the dengue mosquito population. Led by the social organisation Moscamed, the project showed that releases of the genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (OX513A) reduced by 79% the wild dengue mosquito population after six months. The results obtained in the neighbourhood of Pedra Branca protected...

Genuflecting Plant Discovered In Brazil
2011-09-21 04:06:32

  Rutgers scientist part of international team to unearth unique tropical species A new plant that buries its seeds, the first in its family, is discovered in the Atlantic forest of Bahia, Brazil, by an international team of scientists. The new species, appropriately named Spigelia genuflexa, displays a particular and rare characteristic that gives it its name. After fruits are formed, the fruiting branches "bend down," depositing the capsules with seeds on the ground and...

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2011-09-14 19:02:49

Species exploration using off-the-grid solar energy, Internet, and digital cameras reveals hidden surprises José Carlos Mendes Santos (a.k.a. Louro) is a handyman in rural northeastern Bahia, Brazil - one of the areas of the world with the highest biodiversity. Two years ago, he found a tiny, inch-high plant with white-and-pink flowers in the backyards of the off-the-grid house of amateur botanist and local plant collector Alex Popovkin. The little plant was brought home to be...

2011-08-03 14:46:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has named Mr. Carlos Aguiar, Former Chief Executive Officer of Fibria, as the 2011 Latin American CEO of the Year. The award will be presented to Luciana Aguiar, Mr. Aguiar's daughter, who will receive the award in his place as he won't be able to attend RISI's 6th Latin American Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 29 - 31, 2011. (Logo:...

2011-01-26 17:19:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sons Limited (Bovespa: WSON11 or "Company") announces to all its shareholders that Intermaritima Terminais Ltda ("Intermaritima") has exercised a call option granted by the Company to buy 7.5% of the ordinary shares of Tecon Salvador S.A. at a price of R$11,201,625.00 (eleven million, two hundred and one thousand, six hundred and twenty five Brazilian Reais) on the 26th of January 2011. The right of Intermaritima to exercise this option...

2010-09-20 10:36:00

A Brazilian NGO is working toward this objective by ensuring payment for environmental services and encouraging demand for sustainably grown cocoa NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The initiative taken by the Institute for Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification (Imaflora) towards the conservation of the Atlantic Forest and the improvement of the quality of life of rural workers by encouraging the demand for sustainable cocoa has been recognized as a Commitment to...


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2006-12-28 13:28:54

The golden-bellied capuchin (Cebus xanthosternos), also known as the yellow-breasted or buffy-headed capuchin, is one of several species of New World monkeys. There are differences between individuals as well as between the sexes and across age groups. It is described as having a distinctive yellow to golden red chest, belly and upper arms. Its face is a light brown and its cap. They do not have very evident tufts. They are oriented towards the rear of the skull and are hardly...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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