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Horse manure

Esterco/estrume de cavalo

2

It was carved from dung

Carved: esculpido; talhado

Dung: estrume; esterco

3

The sculpture was squatting over a glass

Squat: agachar-se

Squatting: ocupação; grilagem

4

They are still at large: cows

To be at large: estar à solta

5

Scrub where sheep used to graze

Scrub: mata; matagal

To graze: pastar

6

Nitrogen leaches into the water

Lixivia a água

7

Cows have a proclivity for wading in rivers and their faeces often find their way into water.

Proclivity: propensão
Wading in: entrar
Faeces/Feces: fezes

8

Sediment washed from farmland can also choke the life out of streams.

Streams: córregos; rios

9

Farmers are also criticised for causing rivers to shrivel and groundwater to fall in certain overburdened spots

To shrivel: enrugar; secar nesse contexto
Groundwater: águas subterrâneas

10

Most is hosed on the stony Canterbury region

Hose: mangueira; turbo
Hosed: regada

11

Earlier this year locals were forced to rescue fish and eels from puddles which formerly constituted the Selwyn river

Eels: enguias

Puddles: poças

12

Farmers have fenced off thousands of kilometres of rivers to prevent livestock from wading in.

Livestock: pecuária; rebanho

Cattle breeding: atividade pecuária

13

It ignored several recommendations of a forum of scientists and agrarians established to thrash out water policy

To thrash out: discutir algo até chegar em um acordo; delinear; acordar

14

Making rivers look much cleaner at a stroke.

At a stroke: de uma vez só