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Brazilian farmers wake up to their own specialist coffee

<b>As soon as the sun rises in the Caparao Mountains in southeast Brazil, Tarcisio Lacerda takes me on a tour of his property.</b><p>We drive up the hills in his pickup truck to see farmers harvest the coffee beans in the vast valley around us.<p>Coffee has been the economic backbone of this region - on the …

How India’s largest sugar company got hammered by Brazil’s collapsing economy

Back in 2009, when Shree Renuka Sugars made the first of its two major Brazilian acquisitions, it marked the coming of age of a company formed just a decade before. It was also the first global purchase by an Indian sugar company.<p>Now, it is all falling apart.<p>On Sept. 29, Shree Renuka Sugars—founded …

Greenpeace report slams Brazil plan for Tapajos dam in Amazon | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Greenpeace called on Brazilian authorities on Tuesday to reject an environmental assessment for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon because it was a “marketing tool” that disregarded the indigenous people living along its banks.<p>Munduruku Indian warriors stand …

RELEASE: WRI Report Points to a Roadmap for Energy Emissions Reduction in Brazil

RELEASE: WRI Report Points to a Roadmap for Energy Emissions Reduction in BrazilSeptember 20, 2015 New study recommends radical shift in energy …

Singapore has come up with an ingenious way to save water

But rather than let that water evaporate wastefully on the streets and sidewalks, Singapore sets a standard the rest of the world would be smart to adopt: The city-state soaks up water like a giant sponge.<p>By recycling the rainwater through built-in runoff capture systems, Singapore can reduce both …

Middle East Faces Water Shortages for the Next 25 Years

<i>By John Vidal, The Guardian</i>Water supplies across the Middle East will deteriorate over 25 years, threatening economic growth and national security …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Watch: How to Get a Body Like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It's definitely no secret that breathtaking model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is flawless from head to toe, and although we didn't inherit her gorgeous …

Purified wastewater triggers release of arsenic within aquifer, study finds

When it comes to the science of transforming sewage into tap water - or potable reuse - engineers say there's no question the product is clean enough to drink.<p>The trouble is, researchers are now learning that this drinking water may be too clean to store underground without special treatment.<p>A …

Journalist Spends Four Years Documenting India's Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before They Disappear

Tucked away on quiet streets far from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist attractions, in between the spectacular palaces, temples, and tombs that appear on the covers of guidebooks, an entire category of Indian architecture has faded into obscurity and historical obsolescence. Called …

Hawaii’s new OTEC power plant harvests energy stored in warm ocean water

Hawaii became the first state in the US to generate electricity from the thermal energy stored in ocean water using a new 105-kilowatt ocean thermal …

Ocean Exploration

Photograph: Handout/Reuters<p>Yellowstone national park’s Grand Prismatic hot spring. A new pilot project in Las Cruces uses algae from Yellowstone in an attempt to build an energy-positive wastewater treatment …

Pollution

The Dead Sea is dying

<b>The Dead Sea, occupied West Bank -</b> On the Dead Sea's coast in the occupied West Bank, Israeli settlers, Palestinians and tourists make the downhill trek from the former waterline to its new resting place.<p>The Dead Sea, a unique body of water marked by mineral-rich, unusually salty water - nearly 10 …

Mapped: The countries that will face the biggest water shortages by 2040

Water shortages are likely to become increasingly common as the world faces climate change and an increasing population - but which countries will be hit hardest?<p>Many countries around the world will face severe water shortages by 2040, according to a new report by the World Resource Institute.<p>As …