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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Community garden in Rio de Janeiro

This neighborhood supports one of Latin America’s largest community gardens

The Manguinhos neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro was once a polluted and dangerous area, but thanks to community efforts, the area is now a thriving vegetable garden that feeds 800 families in the city. Made up of 300 beds and the size of four soccer fields, the community garden is one of the Read More...

This rare Brazilian bird has r

This rare Brazilian bird has returned to the Amazon after 3 decade absence

For an environmentalist, few things are as satisfying as when carefully planned conservation works out as intended. In Brazil, a special bird called the Alagoas curassow is now back in the jungle after three decades of being preserved in a scientific-breeding facility in the state of Rio de Read More...