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Endangered Monkey Tied To Saving Brazil Forests
2012-10-20 09:38:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A conservation campaign that helped save an endangered species of monkey in Brazil is now turning its attention towards preserving the forests it calls home. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Juliana Barbassa, the efforts that helped save the squirrel-sized golden lion tamarins was "one of the world's most inspired species restoration efforts" that "became a passion for everyone from international animal aid groups...

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2011-08-03 13:20:00

Brazilian government researchers said Tuesday that deforestation in the country's Amazon accelerated in June, with 120 square miles destroyed. May saw a decrease in deforestation to 100 square miles from April's 180 square miles. Over 150 square miles of forests were destroyed in April in a single state, Mato Grosso.  This state is known for its cattle ranches and soybean farming. Brazil said during a 2009 UN climate change summit that it would reduce Amazon deforestation by 80 percent...

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2011-05-19 13:45:29

An increase in deforestation in March and April in the Amazon has led Brazil to announce the creation of an emergency task force. According to official statistics, 368 square miles of the Amazon has been deforested, which is six times the amount during the same period last year. Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, who announced the increase, said the task force will be comprised of government experts and representatives of states badly impacted by recent deforestation. "Our goal is to...

2008-08-18 09:00:49

www.Renewableenergystocks.com, a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a green investor podcast with Andy Badolato, CEO of Industrial Biotechnology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: IBOT). Industrial Biotechnology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: IBOT), utilizes sugarcane ethanol for energy solutions and environmentally friendly chemicals for consumer packaging, energy, agricultural, pesticides, materials and polymer industries. Mr....

2008-07-31 12:00:00

www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents featured showcase renewable company Industrial Biotechnology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: IBOT), a company utilizing sugarcane ethanol for energy solutions and a base for environmentally friendly chemicals for consumer packaging, energy, agricultural, pesticides, materials and polymer industries. Sugarcane ethanol addresses concerns related to other...

2008-06-14 03:00:17

By Rocha, Jan BRAZIL A flamboyant left-wing ecologist, Carlos Mine, has replaced Marina Silva as Brazil's environment minister. "Shake in your shoes, polluters!" said Mine, announcing the creation of a National Forest Guard to enforce environmental laws, indicating a style very different from that of the dogged but discreet Silva. But it is unlikely that Mine will be any more successful than his predecessor, an iconic figure whose resignation came after five years of fighting a losing...

2006-08-14 14:58:22

By Peter Blackburn RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's Globo TV network this month starts filming a soap opera set in the Amazon that the producers hope will stir debate at home and abroad on the plight of the world's biggest rainforest and the mostly poor people who live there. Globo's soaps, or "telenovelas," attract huge audiences and have been marketed in more than 80 countries. They often deal with pressing social issues such as racism and gun violence. "Amazonia" will...

2005-12-09 07:50:21

By Andrew Hay BELEM, Brazil (Reuters) - Two men are expected to plead guilty on Friday to killing a 73-year-old American nun who defended the poor in Brazil's Amazon rain forest in a landmark case that challenges the power of ranchers and loggers advancing on the jungle. Ten months after Dorothy Stang was shot in a dispute over hardwood rain forest, gunmen accused of having been hired by landholders to kill her faced a judge in the Amazon city of Belem, Para state. Inside a faded...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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