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2010-04-28 07:05:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Sigourney Weaver joins dozens of indigenous leaders from around the world who are participants of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to peacefully protest in front of the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm.

2010-04-20 14:37:00

Massive Protests Underway Today in Nine Cities in Brazil BRASILIA, Brazil, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's bidding process for the controversial Belo Monte Dam project was marked by protests and confusion as a second injunction issued late yesterday suspended the dam auction overnight, throwing the bidding process into a state of chaos just minutes before it was set to begin.

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2006-03-15 00:15:00

Brazil's plans to dam two rivers in the Amazon basin to generate power threaten a treasure trove of animals and plants in a region with one of the world's richest arrays of wildlife, environmentalists say.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.