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News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 26, 2016

Brazil Science and technology may be used to combat the Zika virus outbreak that has swept through much of Central and South America. According to Reuters, the Brazilian government, a nonprofit called Moscamed and Canadian company MDS Nordion have hatched a plan to irradiate the Aedes mosquitoes transporting...

News in Brief: 4/3/2015

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

April 3, 2015

Myanmar The government of Myanmar, including President Thein Sein, has agreed to a draft ceasefire after 60 years of fighting with rebel groups, according to Al-Jazeera. Sixteen ethnic groups signed. At least one group, the ethnically Chinese Kokang, was not included in the ceasefire. Some still remai...

Illegal logging in Peru and Brazil hurts indigenous communities and ecosystems

Illegal logging in Peru and Brazil hurts indigenous communities and ecosystems

Juliet Magoon, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

According to World Wildlife Fund International, nearly 80 percent of Peru and Brazil’s logging exports are obtained illegally. “Tala ilegal,” or illegal logging, disrupts indigenous culture by devastating native land, introducing foreign disease, and exploiting reserved forests. Most of the...