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Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

SAO PAULO — Brazil will temporarily ban the catch of a type of catfish in an effort to halt the killing of the Amazon pink dolphin, whose flesh is used as bait, the Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Ultimo Valadares said the government...

True Source of Amazon River Discovered

It’s been debated for centuries where the Amazon River officially starts and scientists now believe they’ve found the river’s true source. The authors of a study published in Area  say Peru’s southwestern Mantaro River is the true source, replacing the Apurimac River...
Muddy River Water

Muddy River Water

Gold mining is a significant threat to nearby aquatic species. The initial stage of artisanal gold mining in the western Amazon generally requires the complete removal of all nearby vegetation. This results in an increase in the amount of water that is discharged into...