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Brazilian government: Amazon deforestation rising: Satellite data released today by the Brazilian government con...

Brazilian government: Amazon deforestation rising: Satellite data released today by the Brazilian government con...

RELATED ARTICLES GOING, GOING, GONE? New Satellite Images Reveal a Shrinking Amazon Rainforest April 17, 2008 08:32 AM Brazil Forms "Crisis Counsel" in Response to Dramatic Increase in Amazon Deforestation May 27, 2011 11:09 AM Number of Human-made Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Grows October 19, 2004 12:00 AM Amazon deforestation speeds up: Brazil space agency August 5, 2009 09:40 AM Satellite data released today by the Brazilian government confirmed a rise in Amazon deforestation over this time last year. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) says that deforestation during the month of May amounted to 268 square miles, a rise of 144 percent over May 2010. 35 percent of the clearing occurred in Mato Grosso, the state where agricultural expansion is fast-occurring. ADVERTISEMENT INPE's announcement comes two weeks after Imazon, an NGO, said deforestation in Ma...

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