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Abandoned Rio Olympic Pool Turns Murky Orange.
Offbeat  (tags: Rio, Olympics 2016, Brazil, Orange Water, Swimming Pool )

Derek
- 72 days ago - news.sky.com
A lack of basic maintenance has led to other venues falling into disrepair, including the Maracana, Rio's Olympic stadium.
This Horse Saying Goodbye to Best Friend at His Funeral Will Break Your Heart   video
Offbeat  (tags: Brazil, Wagner Figueiredo de Lima, his horse Sereno, friendship, touching )

Evelyn
- 103 days ago - youtu.be
Wagner de Lima was killed in a road accident, Jan 1st. His brother brought Sereno to the funeral. "Everyone who was there was moved. I cried myself when I saw that scene." (brother Wando)
Brazil's Indigenous Leaders Risk Their Lives Fighting for Survival
Offbeat  (tags: Survival, Indigenous tribes, Brazil, Latin America )

Ray
- 307 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Brazil's indigenous tribes are as diverse as they are numerous: from the south-western sate of Mato Grosso do Sul to the impenetrable northern jungles of the Amazon to the eastern Atlantic seaboard.
The First Fossilised Heart Ever Found in a Prehistoric Animal!
Offbeat  (tags: Rhacolepsis, Fossilised Heart, Discovery, Brazil )

Derek
- 367 days ago - heritagedaily.com
A new discovery, announced today in the journal eLife, shows the perfectly preserved 3D fossilised heart in a 113-119 million-year-old fish from Brazil called Rhacolepis.
On This Day 1954: Brazilian President Found Dead
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, Politics, President, Brazil )

Ray
- 608 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Brazilian President Getulio Vargas has committed suicide hours after resigning amid a deepening political crisis.
Brazil's Amazon Wilderness at Risk From Organised Crime
Offbeat  (tags: Amazon wilderness, environmental protection, Animals, trees, illegal logging, Brazil )

Ray
- 647 days ago - bbc.co.uk
We are flying low in helicopter formation over the Brazilian Amazon with agents from Ibama - the state-funded institute responsible for environmental protection.
Animal Shelter Swaps Pricey Pooches With Dogs Rescued Off the Street... and Unsuspecting Customers Are Shocked to Find Out They
Offbeat  (tags: pet shop, brazil, dogs, rescue, adopt )

Scooby
- 720 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An animal shelter in Brazil found the perfect way to show rescued dogs in a positive light in a bid to get them adopted.
Brazil's Carnival Goes to the Dogs: Annual Rio Pet Parade Rivals World-Famous Celebration for Elaborate Costumes
Offbeat  (tags: Rio, brazil, dogs, costumes, parade, carnival )

Scooby
- 798 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
It's often called the greatest party on Earth- an explosion of colour, music and dancing.
Historic Drought In Brazil Causes Sunken City To Reemerge
Offbeat  (tags: Igarata, Brazil, sunken city, reemerge )

Angie
- 805 days ago - msn.com
The town of Igarata has been underwater since 1969, but due to a historic drought, it's re-emerged.
Brazil's Hidden Slavery Past Uncovered at Valongo Wharf
Offbeat  (tags: Major development work, historic port area, Olympics in 2016, African slaves, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil )

Ray
- 848 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Rio de Janeiro is a city looking to the future. Major development work is underway in the city's historic port area as it prepares to host the Olympics in 2016.
Monsanto Still Clashing With Brazilian Soy Exporters Over Royalties
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Brazil, Ecology, Global economy, Politics )

Ray
- 912 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
- 921 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
- 1042 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 )

CherAWAY
- 1050 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
- 1056 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.
 

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