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Science has been nearly silent in Brazil’s Forest Code debate via @mongabay

Science has been nearly silent in Brazil’s Forest Code debate via @mongabay

Proposed changes to Brazil's Forest Code could hurt economy (07/13/2011) Proposed changes to Brazil's Forest Code will hurt Brazilian agriculture, argues a leading conservationist. Carlos Alberto de Mattos Scaramuzza, WWF-Brazil's director for conservation, says the reform bill currently being evaluated by Brazil's Senate could have unexpected economic implications for Brazilian ranchers and farmers. Scaramuzza says a bill that grant amnesty for illegal deforesters and sanctions expanded destruction of the Amazon rainforest would make Brazilian agricultural products less attractive in foreign markets. Prominent scientists condemn proposed changes to Brazil's Forest Code (07/07/2011) A group of prominent scientists has condemned a bill that will potentially weaken Brazil's environmental laws. Forest Code bill could undermine sustainable growth in the Amazon (07/06/2011) In ...

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