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Erosion poses danger to 60 percent of the Brazilian coast

Costa Verde (Green Brazilian Coast) near Paraty
Costa Verde (Green Brazilian Coast) near Paraty

A report commissioned last year by the Ministry of the Environment warns that the Brazilian coast is at risk due to erosion. The study estimates that about 60 percent of Brazilian seaside (which is 7,500 kilometers long) is affected by erosion and the accumulation of sediments. In 2003, when the first version of the investigation was published, the percentage stood at 40 percent.

The North and Northeast regions are the most affected, the report informs, with 60 and 65 percent of the coast in these regions being at risk. In Bahia state,...

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