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Deforestation Surging Again In Amazon Basin

Deforestation In Brazil Not Expected To Stop The Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by 29 percent over last year.¬†That’s the second year in a row that deforestation in the Amazon accelerated. Last … Continue reading

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Commodity Boom Driving Deforestation

Industry¬†Exploiting Resources At All Costs By Nick Miroff, Washington Post A commodity boom has pulled millions of people out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It also unleashed a scramble for oil, minerals and cropland that is … Continue reading

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Hydropower Projects Depend On Rainforest Conservation

Deforestation Will Undermine Water Projects Although controversial in many regards, large hydro-power projects are a source of clean energy production once in place. This energy source is dependent upon natural rainfall, which means these regional projects must conserve the rainforest … Continue reading

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