Madeira River

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Noun1.Madeira River - a Brazilian riverMadeira River - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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Some studies have shown that about a hundred tons of metallic mercury ([Hg.sup.0]) were released in the Madeira river basin by artisanal gold mining between 1979 and 1990 (3,4).
The offices were torched Friday by miners who were angry with Ibama's seizure of nearly 40 barges used in the illegal extraction of gold from the bottom of the Madeira River, which cuts through the city of Humaita.
The sample point (geographic coordinates: 09[degrees]56'05" S and 63[degrees]04'35" W) is located on the Jamari River (Figure 1), an affluent of the Madeira River in Rondonia State.
An aggressive people, they expanded north to the Amazon, and into the Xingu and Madeira river basins.
Using data from the Madeira River population in the Amazon, linear regression models were developed to account for factors associated with in utero and lactational exposure that may affect infant hair mercury levels (22).
The ichthyological collection of UNIR (Figure 1), acronym UFRO-I, built by Santo Antonio Energia, as a compensation for the grant of use of hydropower of the Madeira River, has an area of 301 m2, black walls with thermal insulation, special floor to support the weight of the vials containing the preserved lots, smoke detection system, fire door, and fire-fighting and cooling system.
In February 2014 specimens of a Papiliolebias species was collected in the Rio San Pablo drainage in the Rio Madeira River basin.
Specimens were identified as vermiculated sailfin Pterygioplichthys disjunctivus (Weber 1991), a native to the Madeira River drainage of the Amazon basin in Brazil and Bolivia and the main nuisance species in Mexico, USA, Philippines and Taiwan.
After a review of current research, they look at a former chlor-alkali factory in Kazakhstan, an abandoned polyvinyl chloride factory on the Mediterranean coast, the Madeira River Basin as a case study of land use change and mercury mobilization in the Amazon, the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry, the long-term operation of a microbiological pilot plant for cleaning up mercury-contaminated wastewater at electrolysis factories in Europe, and the microbiological treatment of air scrubber solutions from a waste incineration plant and other mercury-contaminated wastewater.
It was previously thought the penis snake lived in cold, oxygen-rich water that could be found at higher elevations, which is why some scientists were confused when it was found swimming in the warm waters of the Madeira River, a major tributary of the Amazon River.