18 May '11, 2pm

Deforestation in Critical Part of Amazon Doubled Last Year

Deforestation in Critical Part of Amazon Doubled Last Year

Imazon and other groups say the spike in deforestation is related to the ongoing debate over Brazil's forest code. Anticipating a weakening in the code that would grant amnesty for deforestation, farmers and ranchers have been clearing swathes of forest. Dry conditions, lingering from last year's worst-ever drought , have exacerbated the situation.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/deforestation-cri...

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