News tagged with deforestation

NASA image: Signs of deforestation in Brazil

Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil. Many of these were most likely intentionally set in order to deforest the land. Deforestation is the removal of a ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Environment
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Making progress on deforestation

In 2005, Brazil was losing more forest each year than any other country. The good news is that today, Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 70 percent, according to a recent study. ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in Environment
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Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 28 percent

Brazil's government reported Thursday that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of declines, an increase activists said was linked to recent loosening ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Environment
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