Insecticide risk map exposes threat to aquatic life

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The global threat that insecticides pose for aquatic biodiversity has been revealed in a recent modelling study that pinpoints areas at greatest risk. The mapping exercise conducted by the researchers reveals that aquatic life in water bodies within 40 per cent of the global land surface is at risk from insecticides running off the land.

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State of the Tropics sees universities reach out to society

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Paulo Rebêlo Scidev.net | 25.jul.2014 linkTwelve universities and research institutions from around the world have joined forces to assess the critical issues facing the world’s tropical regions and to examine how investments in aid, research and education affect development there.The in…
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Recife’s tech hub takes on Brazil’s wealthy south

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Paulo Rebêlo BBC - 16/out/2013 linkIt’s one of Brazil’s biggest tech hubs, but Recife’s Porto Digital (Digital Harbour) is no gleaming expanse of shiny metal and glass. Instead, this tech park of more than 200 firms is located within the city’s historical neighbourhood.Launched with much h…
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Brazil’s Security Concerns Rise as 2014 FIFA World Cup Approaches

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Paulo Rebêlo Diálogo - March 5, 2012 link originalBRASÍLIA — The head of the Federal Police in São Paulo is preparing his officers for Brazil’s upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. South America’s largest country has never had to deal with a major terrorist attack and officially dismisses the existen…
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Used and Refurbished Tires Still Finding Their Way Through Latin America

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Paulo Rebêlo, as guest blogger Greentech Media (link) 31.mar.2009The Supreme Court in Brazil is once again struggling to decide the import of used tires from other countries, especially from the United States and the European Union.And once again, the process is temporarily halted in order to b…
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Public Inspection and Information Transparency: A Task for Only a Few

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Paulo Rebêlo * SUNSHINE Week Toolkit March 05, 2008Government expenses — any government — are upwards every year. And the higher the expense is, higher is the trouble to inspect the correct application of public money. If politicians themselves face difficulties in the inspection, it gets even wor…
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