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Amazon 'faces more deadly droughts'

Date : 23rd March 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Two years ago the world was shocked by pictures of hundreds of rotting fish floating in the world's largest river. Stranded villagers stared in bewilderment at dried out banks, and helicopters delivered food and water to isolated river communities. They were the images of the widespread drought in 2005 in the Amazon - an area of lush rainforest in most people's imagination. It was the worst in some areas since records began, and prompted the Brazilian government to declare a state of emergency.

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