21 May '11, 5am

Brazil is trying to respond to an 'alarming' increase in deforestation in the Amazon:

Brazil is trying to respond to an 'alarming' increase in deforestation in the Amazon:

Brazil’s new cabinet-level post in response to surge in deforestation By Karimeh Moukaddem , mongabay.com May 21, 2011 Prompted by a near sixfold increase in Amazon rainforest clearing over the past year, the Brazilian government will form a cabinet post to monitor and respond to deforestation. Brazil’s Minister for the Environment, Izabella Teixeira, announced the creation of the new cabinet post this week and confirmed that the move is in response to “alarming” increases in deforestation in the Amazon. Brazil’s space research agency, INPE, reported Wednesday that 593 square kilometers of rainforest were cleared between March and April this year, up from 103.5 square kilometers in the year-earlier period. Members of the Environmental Ministry, government specialists, and representatives of the states experiencing the most deforestation will staff the new cabinet post. Sat...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0521-brazil_defor_cab_mouka...

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