They owned an island , now they are urban poor: the tragedy of Altamira

Construction of the Belo Monte dam has cast men, women and children who lived rich lives along the Xingu River to the outskirts of Altamira, Brazils most violent city. Here, to the sound of gunfire, they must live behind barred windows, and buy food with money theyve never had or needed before They owned an […]

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Exciting Murray cod fishing in small water

A bite window opened up while Mark Adams and I were Murray cod fishing last night. The fishing started slow and then the Murray cod went nuts for a little while. Read more: www.youtube.com

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Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro’s grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave

Climate Home: Menace to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazils presidential hopeful No more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved road cutting through the Amazon. Not only that. Indigenous provinces opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International […]

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The Amazing Winners of the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

Chosen from thousands of entries, National Geographic has unveiled the grand prize winner of the 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Weimin Chu’s winning photo, “Winter in Greenland†depicts the fishing village of Upernavik in northwestern Greenland. Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted multiple colors to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes—a useful distinction […]

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Hammond cautions Johnson and Hunt over spending promises

Chancellor says no-deal Brexit would drain 26 bn that contenders claim could be a war chest Philip Hammond has warned the two Conservative leadership candidates that their spending plans cannot be funded if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. The chancellor cast doubt over Boris Johnson’s and Jeremy Hunt’s plans in […]

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There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico

As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years.  First came Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 monster storm that devastated her small fishing community in Plaquemines Parish before roaring up the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people and destroying $125 billion in […]

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Huge river pike will hit 30 lb soon

RIVER pike ace Leigh Laffar was thrilled with this stunning 28 lb PB – but thinks she might hit the magic 30 lb barrier at the end of the winter. The 32-year-old engineer from Warwickshire explained: “I caught her during the floods, fishing a slack under a road bridge on a float fished half-herring. “I […]

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Colombia and Brazil clamp down on borders as Venezuela crisis spurrings exodus

Venezuelas neighbors plan to dispatch more security personnel while Brazil prepares to relocate thousands of refugees to countrys interior Venezuela Colombia and Brazil clamp down on borders as Venezuela crisis spurs exodus Venezuela’s neighbours plan to dispatch more security personnel while Brazil prepares to relocate thousands of refugees to country’s interior John Otis in Cucuta […]

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Exclusive: Kathy Griffin dishes on Trump and the trolls that plagued her year.

Original photo of Kathy Griffin by Tyler Shields. Graphics added by Tatiana Cardenas/ Upworthy. In less than 20 seconds, Kathy Griffin has already hijacked our phone interview. The comedian accuses me of cat-fishing her, lightheartedly mocks my Twitter bio, and slams President Donald Trump for being a “fucking lunatic.” “Now, are you in Chicago? ” […]

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