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Amazon deforestation speeds up: Brazil space agency

Date : 5th August 2009, Source : ENN



Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest in June was four times more devastating than the month before, further depleting what is seen as one of the biggest buffers against global warming, official data revealed Tuesday. Satellite imagery analyzed by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research showed 578 square kilometers (223 square miles) of Amazon woodland was burned or cut down.

http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/40314





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