Amazon Rain Forests Again Losing Trees Fast

December 2008
USA Today Magazine;Dec2008, Vol. 137 Issue 2763, p10
The article reports that deforestation of the Amazon rain forest looks to be on the rise, according to high-resolution images released by an agency of the Brazilian government. The pictures suggest an end to a widely hailed three-year decline in the rate of deforestation in the South American country. Deforestation accounts for approximately one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for significant species loss worldwide.


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