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Brazil unable to curb Amazon destruction

Date : 31st January 2008, Source : ENN



BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government is unwilling and unable to halt destruction in the Amazon rainforest despite emergency measures it announced last week to curb rising deforestation, environmental experts say. High commodity prices and increased land use elsewhere in Brazil are driving ranchers and farmers deeper into the Amazon in search of cheap land, environmentalists say.

http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/30367





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