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Amazon deforestation at record low, data shows | guardian.co.uk

Using satellite imagery, the institute said 6,418 sq km of Amazon forest was stripped in the 12 months before 31 July 2011 – the smallest area since annual measurements started in 1988. The data continues an encouraging trend. Since the peak deforestation year of 2004, the rates of clearance have fallen by almost 75%. “This reduction is impressive; it is ...

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Brazilian leader Rousseff’s pardon for illegal deforesters condemned | guardian.co.uk

Attack on president’s environmental credentials comes weeks before she is due to host Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro Jonathan Watts, Rio de Janeiro A coalition of Brazil’s leading conservation groups have condemned the country’s president Dilma Rousseff for pardoning illegal deforesters, weakening protection of the Amazon and rowing back on efforts to recover land that has been cleared of ...

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If President Rousseff passes the forest code, it won’t be only Brazil that suffers | Fernando Meirelles, The Guardian

Brazil has a proud record of protecting the environment, but a bill allowing deforestation would undermine the Rio+20 summit by Fernando Meirelles Never before has the survival of so much rainforest depended on one person. But that is where President Rousseff of Brazil finds herself. The Brazilian congress just passed a forest code that puts the Amazon and other forests ...

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