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Brazil Amazon deforestation rose 28 pct in past year | GlobalPost

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region rose 28 percent over the past year, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said Thursday, announcing she was calling an emergency meeting to try to remedy the situation.

“We confirm a 28-percent increase in the rate of deforestation, reaching 5,843 square kilometers (2256 square miles),” Teixeira told a press conference, citing provisional statistics for August 2012 through July this year.

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