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Highways paving over Brazil's Amazon Rainforest

Date : 25th May 2004, Source : ENS

MANAUS, Brazil, May 25, 2004 (ENS) - A new study by a team of U.S. and Brazilian scientists shows that the rate of forest destruction has accelerated in the Brazilian Amazon since 1990. "The recent deforestation numbers are just plain scary," said the study's lead author William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, who operates out of a research facility in Manaus.

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