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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 ...

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Images from the Amazon at the Belo Monte Protest | Common Dreams

Hundreds of people from the Xingu and Tapajós river basins began an indefinite protest of the main construction site of the controversial Belo Monte Dam on Thursday, May 2. Check out the pictures below for a glimpse of what’s happening on the ground. The protestors stated their demands in a letter, translated below from the original Portuguese: We are the ...

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Amazon deforestation falls again | guardian.co.uk

Data from satellite images shows 23% reduction in deforestation from August 2011 to July 2012 against the previous year by Adam Vaughan Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has fallen again in the past 12 months, according to preliminary data published by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. The reduction follows the passing of Brazil’s Forest Code in April, which green ...

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