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MINING.com   09 January 2018   Brazil   Maranhão State  
<p>Recently formed Equinox Gold (TSX-V:EQX) announced that its board of directors approved $146 million for the full-scale construction at the Aurizona Gold mine, located in the Maranh&atilde;o state of north-eastern Brazil.</p> <p>With the idea of pouring ...
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The construction index   09 March 2017   Brazil   Americas  
<p>Brazil&rsquo;s government has announced an expansion of its investment partnership programme (PPI) with a forecast spend of R$45bn (&pound;11.8bn).</p> <p>The projects are concentrated in the areas of energy, transportation and sanitation. They comprise ...
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The construction index   08 February 2017   Brazil   Americas  
<p>A joint venture of Van Oord and Boskalis has won a €110m (£95m) dredging contract at South America’s largest port.</p><p>The work at the port of Santos port has been commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of Transport, Ports &amp; Civil Aviation.</p><p>Studies ...
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Newsweek   21 April 2016   Brazil   Rio de Janeiro  
<p>Two people have died and several others are feared missing in Brazil after a Rio bicycle path built in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday morning.</p><p>Video source: YouTube</p>
Aljazeera   22 November 2015   Brazil   Rio Doce  
<p>A mudflow thick with toxic mining waste, which initially spilled earlier this month from the collapse of two tailings dams into a main river in southeast Brazil, has now reached the Atlantic Ocean, says Brazil's environmental agency, Ibama.</p> <p>Ibama ...
Yahoo News   15 November 2015   Brazil   Bento Rodriguez  
<p>RIO DOCE, Brazil (Reuters) - The collapse of two dams at a Brazilian mine has cut off drinking water for quarter of a million people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come.<br>Nine ...
Yahoo News   06 November 2015   Brazil   Bento Rodriguez  
<p>Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A dam burst at a mining waste site in Brazil, unleashing a deluge of thick, red toxic mud that smothered a village and killed at least 17 people, an official said.</p> <p>More than 50 more were injured in the disaster in southeastern ...
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<p>The first four-legged fossil snake ever found is forcing scientists to rethink how snakes evolved from lizards.</p> <p>Although it has four legs, Tetrapodophis amplectus has other features that clearly mark it as a snake, says Nick Longrich, a palaeontologist ...