Articles tagged "minas gerais"

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Hundreds missing after tailings dam collapse in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hundreds of people are missing after a tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais collapsed Friday afternoon, January 25, 2019 (local time). The owner of the dam said at least 413 people are missing. The event comes just 3 years after another tailings dam...

January 26, 2019

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Very intense storm turns streets of Belo Horizonte into raging rivers, Brazil

A short but very intense storm wreaked havoc in the city of Belo Horizonte and other areas of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil on March 16, 2018. According to Civil Defense, 74.6 mm (2.93 inches) of rain fell in just 20 minutes, which is around half the historical...

March 20, 2018

coromandel minas gerais brazil sinkhole november 2017

Massive sinkhole opens near Coromandel in Minas Gerais, Brazil

A massive sinkhole opened up on a farm near Alegre district in the municipality of Coromandel, Minas Gerais, Brazil this month. The region is known for its susceptible limestone. The hole was discovered early November 6 by employees of a farm in which it opened....

November 22, 2017

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Thousands of hectares of tropical forest are saved

Thousands of hectares of tropical dry forests in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais are now safe from logging, thanks to scientists affiliated with a project called Tropi-Dry. Using information from Tropi-Dry, the members of the Superior Court of Minas Gerais

April 22, 2011