Amazon deforestation up almost 4.0 percent

November 28, 2008
Base of a 100-year-old tree in the jungle near Belem
Base of a 100-year-old tree in the jungle near Belem, Brazil. Brazil's Amazon jungles, known as the lungs of the world, lost almost 12,000 square kilometres (4,800 sq. miles) in just 12 months, a rise of almost 4.0 percent, new figures showed Friday.

Brazil's Amazon jungles, known as the lungs of the world, lost almost 12,000 square kilometres (4,800 sq. miles) in just 12 months, a rise of almost 4.0 percent, new figures showed Friday.



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