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Huge jump in Amazon deforestation

rhettb (1067382) writes | more than 3 years ago

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rhettb (1067382) writes "New data from the Brazilian government shows an area of Amazon rainforest 10 times the size of Manhattan was cleared in the past 2 months, an increase of more than 400% over last year. A proposed weakening of the country's forest code is blamed. Farmers and ranchers believe they will be granted amnesty for illegal logging."
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Forest Code (1)

terrancem (1928624) | more than 3 years ago | (#36184046)

The problem here is that Brazil doesn't enforce its existing laws so what confidence can we have that reducing the reserve requirement from 80% to 50% will be respected by people cutting down the rainforest?
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