24 Aug '11, 6pm

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon up moderately over last year via @mongabay

Satellite data shows slight increase in Amazon deforestation over June last year (08/03/2011) Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose 17 percent in June compared to the same period a year earlier, reports Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Brazilian government: Amazon deforestation rising (06/30/2011) Satellite data released today by the Brazilian government confirmed a rise in Amazon deforestation over this time last year. Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon continues to rise; clearing highest near Belo Monte dam site (06/17/2011) Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continued to rise as Brazil's Congress weighed a bill that would weaken the country's Forest Code, according to new analysis by Imazon. Brazil's shame (06/03/2011) As an American I know a lot about shame — the U.S. government and American companies have wrought appalling amounts of damage...

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