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2010-02-23 08:59:00

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tractebel Energia S.A. (OTC: TBLEY; BM&FBOVESPA: TBLE3) (TRACTEBEL) announces the following Webcast: What: Fourth Quarter 2009 Results Conference Call of Tractebel Energia S.A. To ensure fair disclosure of the results, Tractebel Energy is on a Quiet Period since February 10, 2010 to February 24, 2010. Thus, during this period, the Company will not comment on its financial statements. However, in this period, the Company...

2009-11-03 07:47:00

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tractebel Energia S.A. (OTC: TBLEY, TBLGY) (BOVESPA: TBLE3) (TRACTEBEL) announces the following webcast: What: Tractebel Energia S.A.'s Third Quarter 2009 Results Conference Call. To ensure fair disclosure of the 3Q09 results, Tractebel Energia S.A. is in a Quiet Period from October 22 to November 5. Thus, during this period, the Company will not comment on its financial statements. However, during this period, the Company...

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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...

2008-07-16 15:00:24

Brazil reduces estimate of 2008 Amazon rainforest destruction RIO DE JANEIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian Environment Minister Carlos Minc Tuesday said the government has revised its estimate of the Amazon rainforest's total destruction area for 2008 from 15,000 to 13,000 square km. According to the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the deforestation in the Amazon region registered 1,096 square km in May, down from 1,123 square km in April. The minister said at a press...

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2008-01-24 13:45:00

A report issued late Wednesday showed that Amazon deforestation rose dramatically from August to December of last year, as land was cleared for soy and cattle. The report has prompted Environment Minister Marina Silva and other ministers to hold a top-level emergency meeting today with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.  Brazilian media reported that the president and the ministers would discuss emergency measures to reduce deforestation. Jungle is typically cleared in the Amazon...

2006-05-30 17:03:17

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The number of Indians killed in Brazil has risen sharply in the past three years due mostly to intensifying land conflicts, the Roman Catholic Church said on Tuesday. A report by the Indigenous Missionary Council, or Cimi, said a growing Indian population, an expanding agricultural frontier and an insufficient demarcation of Indian lands were to blame for more land-related conflicts. "We talk about violence against Indians as a thing of...

2006-03-07 19:25:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's southern farming state of Parana said it will begin culling cattle on Wednesday in areas infected with foot and mouth disease, over four months after the first outbreak was suspected in the state. Since the announcement of the disease on October 10 in the main cattle state of Mato Grosso do Sul, 55 countries have partially or entirely banned meat imports from Brazil. The slaughter will begin with 143 animals on a ranch in the municipality of Maringa,...

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...

2005-10-24 09:30:00

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has apparently spread to cattle in Parana state from neighboring Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, the world's top cattle producer, the federal government's agriculture minister said on Saturday. "It clearly is related to the original outbreak in Mato Grosso do Sul," Roberto Rodrigues told journalists. Investigators are examining an area near the Parana cities of Londrina and Toledo with 4,000 cattle spread across 40 ranches....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.