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2009-02-17 14:14:48

Increasing economic demands are causing many farms and industries to close in on the world’s largest wetland.

2008-08-26 09:01:02

Rio Tinto (NYSE:RTP): -- Record underlying EBITDA* of $11,408 million, 73 per cent above first half 2007. -- Record underlying earnings* of $5,474 million, 55 per cent above first half 2007. -- Record net earnings* of $6,914 million, 113 per cent above first half 2007.

2006-01-12 13:47:47

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The world's largest wetland, Brazil's Pantanal, is being destroyed by increased farming, ranching and mining, according to a report by the environmental watchdog Conservation International.

2006-01-12 13:45:00

The world's largest wetland, Brazil's Pantanal, is being destroyed by increased farming, ranching and mining, according to a report by the environmental watchdog Conservation International.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.