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Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil’s Fragmented Forests

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger While much is made about pervasive threats faced by Brazil's Amazon Rainforest (and rightfully so), the nation is home to another biologically diverse region that'…

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Brazilian City Offers Vegetables in Exchange for Trash

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger In many urban centers throughout the world, vibrant waste recycling programs aren't just eco-minded niceties, they serve an essential role in keeping communities …

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Will Banning Underweight Models Prevent Eating Disorders?

A new law in Israel seeks to ban underweight models from catwalks and commercials, a measure that many lawmakers believe will reduce eating disorders and promote a healthy body image in a country wher…

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7 Comfort Foods from Around the World

  When I was in college, I spent three months studying in Buenos Aires. The food was amazing -- the fruits bursting with flavor, the freshly made pastas, the endless variety of alfajores.. I w…

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Quick & Tasty Brazilian Cheese Bread

  I first had these little chewy cheese puffs as a vegetarian at a Brazilian-style steakhouse. And believe me, I ate the whole basket! I'm not one to frequent steakhouses, so I was sadly witho…

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Rethinking Latin America’s Largest Landfill

Jardim Gramacho, located outside Rio, is Latin America's largest landfill. Its here that groundbreaking new techniques are turning all that trash into electricity. Science News by NewsLook v…

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