NPR – In Brazil, the discovery of huge oil deposits has prompted a patriotic outpouring as Brazilians celebrate the country’s rise as an oil power. Currently the world’s ninth largest oil producer, Brazil believes it may become one of the top four or five oil producers in a few years. But a recent spill 200 miles off the country’s famous beaches has brought home the pitfalls of deep-sea drilling. On a recent fishing excursion, Alexandre Anderson put out about 2,000 yards of net in open water, just within sight of Rio’s famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. These days, though, the effort is hardly worth it.
Pulling up the net, there’s only a few scrawny fish. Read article