30 May '11, 3pm

Brazil Forms "Crisis Council" in Response to Dramatic Increase in Amazon Deforestation ~ @EnnNews

Brazil Forms "Crisis Council" in Response to Dramatic Increase in Amazon Deforestation ~ @EnnNews

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Full article: http://www.enn.com/environmental_policy/article/42748

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