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Monsanto Still Clashing With Brazilian Soy Exporters Over Royalties
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Brazil, Ecology, Global economy, Politics )

Ray
- 57 days ago - rt.com
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto's push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant's patented seeds, some saying such a liability - even for a fee - may not be worth possible "embarrassment" to the industry.
Just a Baby Hummingbird Having Some Food
Offbeat  (tags: Baby, hummingbird, feeding, video, brazil )

Scooby
- 66 days ago - metro.co.uk
In what is probably the coolest bird-human relationship since Kes and Billy in Ken Loach's 60s classic, a baby hummingbird turns up at the house of a man in Brazil several times a day to eat.
Japanese Fans Remember Their Manners in Brazil; Clean Up Before Going Home
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, brazil, World Cup, clean up, Japanese, culture )

Naoko
- 187 days ago - japantoday.com
Their national team may have lost their World Cup game against Ivory Coast, but Japanese fans didn't forget their manners, it would seem.
GOOD NEWS! Brazil Has Banned Animal Testing for Cosmetics!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, testing, ban, Brazil )

Cher
- 195 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
A bill that will officially ban the use of animals for cosmetic testing has been passed by Congress in Brazil, making the ban the legal law of the land! Brazil is the next country to follow India in signing out the cruel practice of using animals to test
Brazil Child Sex Trade Alarm as World Cup Nears
Offbeat  (tags: World Cup, Children, Sex Trade, Drugs, Brazil )

Ray
- 201 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Joana Maranhao is, by anybody's reckoning, a remarkable young woman. She is a world-class swimmer who represented Brazil at three consecutive Olympic Games and is one of the country's most successful and prominent female athletes.
Giving the Amazon Rainforest Back to the Awa Tribe
Offbeat  (tags: Amazon, rainforest, indigenous people, endangered tribe, Brazil )

Ray
- 212 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Logging in the Brazilian Amazon has had a devastating effect on the rainforest and its indigenous people. However, a new operation by the army, air force and military police is designed to save an endangered tribe - by keeping loggers off their land.
#BBCtrending: 'I Don't Deserve to Be Raped' Say Women in Brazil
Offbeat  (tags: Women, Rape, Brazil )

Ray
- 260 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There's been a huge backlash on social media in Brazil, after a new survey suggested 65% of Brazilians think women who dress in a revealing way "deserve to be attacked".
Meet Paulo Machado, the Man Who Has Lived in Hospital for 45 Years
Offbeat  (tags: brazil, polio, fascinating, strong willed, people, unusual )

Dave
- 501 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Fascinating, personal interest story.....
Elephant Seal Stops Traffic in Brazil
Offbeat  (tags: Brazil, beach, elephant seal )

Giana
- 638 days ago - news.discovery.com
In the Brazilian beach city of Balneario Camboriu in the southern state of Santa Catarina, residents and tourists were surprised to see an elephant seal on a busy street.
Wonderful!! Whale of a Trip: Humpback Makes Record Migration
Offbeat  (tags: whale, migration, record, amazing, Brazil, Madagascar )

DC
- 1527 days ago - news.yahoo.com
It remains a mystery why a female humpback whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar, which researchers believe is the longest single trip ever undertaken by a mammal -- humans excluded
Big Dry and Legal Doubts Fuel Progress to New Forest Burn Boom in Brazil
Offbeat  (tags: forest fire, brazil, temperature, forests )

Merissa
- 1566 days ago - wwf.panda.org
High temperatures, low humidity and uncertainty over the future of forest laws are fueling a boost in forest fires over much of Brazil.
Brazil to Record UFO Sightings
Offbeat  (tags: ufo, Brazil, government, Air Force )

Dawn
- 1589 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Brazil has ordered its air force to document any UFO sightings and make the data available to researchers and the public. A spokesman says the air force has UFO archives dating back decades, but there had been no official order on what to do...
Been to Brazil?
Offbeat  (tags: brazil, photos, pictures, society )

Kit
- 1612 days ago - planetware.com
This will give you some beautiful and memorable images of the wonders of Brazil. Relax and enjoy!
Brazil Unveil Logo for 2014 World Cup Finals
Offbeat  (tags: world cup, brazil, logo, 2014 )

Nancy
- 1624 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Brazil has launched its logo for the 2014 World Cup finals, saying it must learn from 2010 hosts South Africa in order to stage a successful tournament.
Save a Jaguar. Treat Your Cows Well.
Offbeat  (tags: brazil, conservationalists, cattle management, jaguar, endangered, survival, protection )

Simone
- 1702 days ago - miller-mccune.com
Conservationists hope to save the Jaguar, the Western Hemisphere's biggest cat, by improving cattle management in Brazil's biodiverse Pantanal.
 

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