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4 Droughts Happening Right Now That Are Worse Than California's

California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are… » 7/02/15 2:40pm 7/02/15 2:40pm

São Paulo Is Running So Low on Water People Might Be "Warned to Flee"

São Paulo is Brazil's largest and wealthiest city, a bustling concrete jungle of 11 million people. Now imagine the city going for days without water for drinking, bathing, or cleaning—it's a dystopian scenario not far from São Paulo's reality thanks to a water crisis made worse by drought. » 2/17/15 1:30pm 2/17/15 1:30pm

The subway in Brazil looks like a nightmarish ocean of drowning people

It's like that horrifying scene in World War Z when zombies are just on top of each other. It's like a mosh pit that never ends for all of eternity. It's a human traffic jam with absolutely no room to breathe. It's the subway system in Sao Paulo after a bus strike. And the World Cup hasn't even started yet. » 5/22/14 10:06pm 5/22/14 10:06pm

Software Pirates Fined Four Brazillion Dollars

If you thought those greedy mom-assaulting vampires from the RIAA or the BSA were bad, you haven't seen their Brazilian cousins yet: they sued a shopping mall and its retailers for selling pirated software to the tune of four billion dollars, winning every single cent of it. Nothing bad with that, until they tell you… » 8/07/08 6:00am 8/07/08 6:00am