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Scientists in Brazil Find New Reefs Rich with Marine Life

Article: Scientists in Brazil Find New Reefs Rich with Marine Life

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – Off the Brazilian coast, where the narrow continental shelf widens far out into the Atlantic Ocean, marine scientists have discovered reefs that they believe double the size of Brazil’s largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank. The newly discovered area is far more abundant in marine…

Brazil Protects Vast New Areas of Amazon Rainforest

Article: Brazil Protects Vast New Areas of Amazon Rainforest

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 6, 2008 (ENS) – Brazil commemorated World Environment Day yesterday by signing into existence four new protected areas, three of them in the Amazon rainforest. Following a speech in observance of the special day, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed the documents authorizing the three new protected areas in the Amazon,…