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Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

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KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (Reuters) – In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer. FILE PHOTO: The scientific investigation vessel of the Chilean Read More

Brazil minister blasted for calling murdered Amazon defender 'irrelevant'

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant.” Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles attends a conference on indigenous rights organized by the prosecutor’s office in Brasilia, Brazil January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado “I don’t know Read More

Brazil environment minister blasted for calling murdered Amazon defender 'irrelevant'

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant.” Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles attends a conference on indigenous rights organized by the prosecutor’s office in Brasilia, Brazil January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado “I don’t know Read More

Vale declares force majeure on some contracts after deadly dam burst

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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian miner Vale SA on Tuesday declared force majeure on some iron ore contracts after a court-ordered halt to a mine responsible for nearly 9 percent of its output following a dam burst which likely killed more than 300 people. FILE PHOTO: A view of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA Read More

Audit of burst Brazil dam found issues with drainage, monitoring

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A report commissioned by Brazilian miner Vale SA last year, to look into the stability of a tailings dam that ruptured on Jan. 25, certified it as sound but raised concerns over its drainage and monitoring systems. FILE PHOTO: A view of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil Read More

Audit of burst Brazil dam found issues with drainage, monitoring: reports

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The logo of the Brucutu mine owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Sao Goncalo do Rio Abaixo, Brazil February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) – A report commissioned by Brazilian miner Vale SA last year to look into the stability of the tailings dam that ruptured Jan. 25 Read More

Awful moment of colossal Brazil dam collapse caught on CCTV

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Newly released CCTV footage shows the horrifying moment a mining dam in Brazil collapsed catastrophically, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. The colossal disaster happened on January 25 in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Harrowing CCTV footage obtained by Brazilian channel TV Globo shows the exact moment of the shocking collapse that Read More

Deadly Brazil dam burst likely had same cause as previous one: official

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) – The collapse of a Brazilian dam controlled by miner Vale (VALE3.SA) a week ago likely happened because parts of the sand and dried-mud structure dissolved into liquid, a state regulator said in an interview, similar to the cause of another deadly mining disaster less than four years ago. Rescue workers Read More

Brazil's Vale knew of risk to area hit by deadly mine disaster: Folha de S.Paulo

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Vale knew as recently as last year that some of the areas hit by last week’s deadly mining disaster were at risk if its tailings dam burst, according to an internal Vale study published by a local newspaper on Friday. A rescue helicopter is seen after a tailings dam Read More