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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Amazon deforestation leads to development 'boom-and-bust'

Amazon deforestation leads to development 'boom-and-bust'

Date : 11th June 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



Chopping down the Amazon rainforest to make way for crops or cattle has no economic or social benefit for local people in the long term, according to a major new study. The finding undercuts the argument that deforestation, which causes 20% of the globe's greenhouse gas emissions, leads to long-term development.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/11/amazon-deforestation-development





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