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climate change and deforestation

Deforestation In Brazil The Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by 29 percent over last year.┬áThat’s the second year in a row that deforestation in the Amazon accelerated. Last year, the pace rose by about 24 percent. The estimated deforestation rate, released Tuesday by Brazil’s National Institute for […]

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climate change and deforestation

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 to avoid disruptions in rainfall, which can decrease the amount of power generated by the […]

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