Boca Juniors champion in Argentina
Boca Juniors became champion of the 2016-2017 Argentine tournament without playing on Tuesday, establishing a points advantage unattainable because of the defeat of their sole escort Banfield against San Lorenzo 1-0, in an anticipated match of the penultimate date.
Brazilian savanna unprotected, study finds
Illegal occupation of land, deforestation, and monitoring efforts were some of the problems detected during the three years of research by the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (FUNDAJ) in 14 of the country's Federal Conservation Units of Total Protection, located in the caatinga—a biome often referred to as the Brazilian savanna.
UN seeks to reduce plastic disposal in Brazil rivers and seas
Reducing sea trash is the goal of a new UN campaign dubbed Clean Seas (Mares Limpos in the original), unveiled in Rio de Janeiro. The initiative aims to convince people and companies to cut down their consumption of plastic as well as their disposal.
Brazil's coastal cities more vulnerable to climate change
Brazilian cities in coastal areas are more vulnerable to climate change, especially to the sea level rise, but also to such events as heavy rain, storms, floods, and coastal erosion, all of which cause destruction and adversely affect infrastructure in these municipalities.