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Tech Roundup: Reforesting Brumadinho

New tech helps reforest Brumadinho after the 2019 dam tragedy, and 2021 already setting records for startup investment

Brumadinho was destroyed in 2019. Photo: Ilana Lansky/Shutterstock
Brumadinho was destroyed in 2019. Photo: Ilana Lansky/Shutterstock

You’re reading The Brazilian Report’s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: new tech helps reforest Brumadinho after the 2019 dam tragedy, and 2021 already setting records for startup investment.

New Brazilian tech to help reforest tragedy-stricken Brumadinho

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Search party following the Brumadinho dam burst. Photo: CBMG

Researchers from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) are using patented technology to help reforest portions of the Minas Gerais town of Brumadinho, partially destroyed in a 2019 dam collapse which claimed 270 lives. Using the DNA of damaged specimens, the project will use unprecedented techniques with the aim...

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