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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. Located in Brazil, the Pantanal region is larger than England and home to various ecosystems and a wide variety of animals "“ from jaguars and otters to endangered Hyacinth Macaws. "It's a type of Noah's Ark but it risks running aground," biologist and tour guide Elder Brandao de Oliveira told Reuters. In addition to being home to the greatest concentration of wildlife in the...

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. -- Cash flow from operations up 54 per cent to a record of $8,860 million - a run rate of approximately $1.5 billion of cash flow per month. -- Half year production records achieved in iron ore,...

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. The threat mirrors the more publicized situation in the Amazon, where ranchers and loggers have cleared vast areas of the rain forest at an alarming rate. The Pantanal, an area of low-lying forests, marshes, and dry plains, covers about 77,230 square miles in the...

2006-01-12 13:45:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- 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. The threat mirrors the more publicized situation in the Amazon, where ranchers and loggers have cleared vast areas of the rain forest at an alarming rate. The Pantanal, an area of low-lying forests, marshes, and dry plains, covers about 77,230 square miles in the western Brazilian...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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