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Río Negro

 

a province in Argentina, in Patagonia. Area, 203,000 sq km. Population, 262,600 (1970). The capital is Vied-ma. Iron ore is mined (the Sierra Grande deposit). Río Negro is one of the leading regions in Argentina in the growing and exporting of apples; the state accounts for more than 60 percent of the country’s total apple harvest. Irrigated farming was greatly aided by the construction of a hydroelectric energy complex with a capacity of approximately 2 gigawatts at El Chocón-Cerros Colorados at the confluence of the Neuquén and Limay rivers. There is also pasture livestock breeding in Río Negro.

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At the COP21 United Nations climate summit held in Paris, indigenous people who live on the banks of the Negro River presented a simple and innovative research project that allows the monitoring of river levels, rain and other changes happening in the region.
If we consider the two major producing municipalities located along the Negro River, Barcelos and Santa Isabel, this trade represents almost 80% of the local economy, contributing to more than 10,000 jobs [2].
Laraque [1] presents a very interesting comment, which reports that local fishermen utilize the meeting of the waters and the clear interface between the black waters of the Negro River and the muddy waters of the Solimoes River to create a trap by placing the fish between the interface of the waters of the two rivers and their fishing nets.
The bacterium is found in the heart of the Amazon rainforest along the Rio Negro River, according to the ministry.
They were at the watershed between the two most incredible river basins on earth: to the north from where they had come, lay the Orinoco, and on the other side to the south, downstream along the nearby Negro River, was the Amazon.
Intrepid) specifically to the northwest along the Rio Negro River, with a well developed saprolitic horizon with nickel grades greater than 1.
This species is endemic to the Negro river, found in flooded forests (igapos) and small creeks (Iguarapes) [8] and is sensitive to ecosystem change and parasitic infection.
The Fazenda Rio Negro houses a wide variety of environments, representing the major habitats found in this sub-region of Pantanal: grassland, strict sense savanna, semideciduous dry forest or woodland, riparian forest, the Negro river, bays and salines.
The company will use the loan to develop, build, and operate a run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant along the Negro River in southeastern Ecuador.
Rescue crews found no survivors in their search along the banks of the Rio Negro River.
Researchers at Sao Paulo State University (USP) found the skeletons in the Iranduba municipality, 22 kilometers north of Manaus in the state of Amazonas in the lower Rio Negro River region, according to Agencia Brasil.