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Brazil Passes Controversial Forest Code Reform Environmentalists Say Will Be 'a Disaster' for the Amazon


Environment  (tags: deforestation, Amazon, habitat loss, habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, destruction, conservation, forests, ecosystems, trees, politics, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 864 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The Brazilian Senate tonight passed controversial legislation that will reform the country's 46-year-old Forest Code, which limits how much forest can be cleared on private lands.



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ellen m. (233)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 7:49 pm
I wish conservationists had the money to compete with logging and other land raping special interests.
So sad :-(
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 8:03 pm
Noted. This is bad. Damn them anyway!
 

Susanne R. (248)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 8:33 pm
In Brazil, the environment suffers because of lobbying done on behalf of the agricultural and cattle industries. In the U.S., the environment suffers because of lobbying done on behalf of the oil and coal industries. It appears that GREED has no boundaries, no conscience and no respect for the people whose lives are affected by their actions.
 

Monica D. (580)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 10:24 pm
This sounds like very bad news.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:26 am
The rainforests should be saved...
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:37 am
Thanks.
 

Danuta Watola (1159)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:46 am
Thanks for this info.
 

Alice Sayde (1)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 1:25 am
Thanks
 

Jarno Lahtinen (26)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 1:34 am
Miserable news. The aggricultural lobby seems to have won to enact their short-sighted policies. As the article says, 80 per cent of the people of Brazil are against these changes. As with the American congress going against the great majority will of the people who elected them, I hope Brazilians are also taking note on who voted in favor of these changes, and make sure that in the next elections, they are ousted.

Deforestation of the richest terrestrial eco-systems in the world is a huge loss for humanity, just as the loss of the richest sea eco-systems, the coral reefs is. People who understand this need to keep fighting, and need to keep educating people, all the more strongly in the face of set-backs like this. I'm wishing all the best for the environmentalists in Brazil, may they triumph in the end.
 

Quanta Kiran (63)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 2:16 am
Thanks.
 

JustaHuman Here (53)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 2:19 am
Brazil is a desaster for anything!
 

Craig Pittman (44)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:04 am
Once again profit rules. So very sad but then we here in North America have torn up so much of the earth in our quest for resources we are hardly blameless. It's good that this story is out there though. One day people just might have more influence than corporations and the wealthy elite.
Thanks Cal.
 

Go Green T. (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:11 am
Oh dear, very sad news
 

Penelope P. (222)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 4:48 am
There are tribes fighting against this for the last ten or twenty years-both their foof and water is threatened
 

Kristen H. (25)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 5:38 am
noted.
 

tammy B. (52)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 5:56 am
Noted, and yes it is very sad but predictable.
 

Ge M. (216)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 6:29 am
What else does one expect!
 

Susan Dubovsky (2)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 6:35 am
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Robert O. (12)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 7:44 am
Thanks.
 

Kazuyo O. (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 7:55 am
Thanks for the information!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 10:39 am
Noted. Bad news!!
 

Jutta N. (25)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 7:34 pm
Human's greed is stronger than common sense
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 8:54 pm
:-( :-(
 

Carmen S. (606)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 10:04 pm
thanks Cal
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday December 9, 2011, 1:38 am
very sad....thanks, Cal....
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Friday December 9, 2011, 7:32 am
Thank you Cal, I have cross-post in our group Forests and Trees. If anyone is interested to join, feel welcome, this is the homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/ForestsandTrees
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday December 9, 2011, 8:25 am
We have to stop this before it's too late.
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Friday December 9, 2011, 3:35 pm
Noted/Signed.. thank YOU!
 

Alan G. (16)
Friday December 9, 2011, 5:52 pm
Short sighted
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 12:23 am
I agree with Susanne Comments..Thank you Cal for the article..
 

Kimberly McMahen (25)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 9:10 am
“All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth Befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, He does to himself.”
~ Chief Seattle
 
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