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AP / Felipe Dana

New Mudslide in Rio Area Buries Up to 200

As many as 200 people were buried in another landslide resulting from heavy rainfall, this time in a shantytown near Rio de Janiero, Brazil, late Wednesday. Rescue crews were digging for survivors Thursday, but the outlook was grim, according to The Associated Press.

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Elizabeth Dalziel

Digital Dumping and the Global ‘E-Cycling’ Scam

The port of Lagos in Nigeria receives about 400,000 used computers every month, out of which only one in four is useful. The rest end up in landfills, garbage dumps and, in a curious twist, as resources for scammers.

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