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Deforestation Rate Doubles in the Amazon Rainforest, Says Group


Environment  (tags: deforestation, environment, rainforest destruction, world, protection, nature, animals, wildlife, humans, pollution, destruction, conservation, ecosystems, forests, energy, pollution, world )

Cal
- 426 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is up 103 percent over this time last year, reports the latest assessment by Imazon, a Brazil-based NGO.



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Carol H. (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:53 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Betsy Bee (1058)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:56 am
Noted with sorrow. How much atmospheric carbon is not fixed (therefore spurring faster global warmng) but each inch of rainforest deforestation?

We and our planet are going to die from greed.
 

John S. (303)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:01 am
That is just carzy.
 

Edo R. (71)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:13 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:59 am
SAD
 

David C. (25)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:35 am
No surprise. says i.
We and our planet are dying from greed and the compulsive 'logic' of capitalism.

 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:52 am
We deserve every; horrible climate disaster possible.

The Amazon does not.
 

Carol D. (109)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:38 am
The people wont seem to be happy till every last stick of wood is gone If they get flooded then no good crying wolf because thats the first thing cutting all the trees down does nothing to soak up the excess water from rain or flooding We will see then It will be on their heads first, the countries that are doing this that surround the Amazon
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Friday July 19, 2013, 10:13 am
Once again; -Why don't The United Nations set up a Rainforest protection force...?
 

Dianne D. (463)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:32 pm
And there goes the world and all it's inhabitants. Without the rainforest, we are all dead.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:32 pm
sometimes I am just so tired of peoples cruelty and greed. We need to share the earth with everything and leave their forests alone.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:33 pm
#1 reason livestock grazing. Please stop eating meat and save the planet for your kids
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:34 pm
Sad news. Thanks.
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:45 pm
sad and scary.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:54 pm
Very sad.
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:28 pm
Devastating.
 

S J. (116)
Friday July 19, 2013, 2:29 pm
Noted sadly, thanks Cal.
 

Jeanne Rogers (705)
Friday July 19, 2013, 3:46 pm
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:55 pm
beef eaters
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:43 am
Become a vegetarian / vegan and save the world and yourself

Love and Understanding
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:44 am
tks for sharing
 

. (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:53 am
That's terrible! The Amazon should be protected and not messed up anymore.
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:40 am
According to the Rainforest Conservation Fund, 25 percent of Western drugs contain ingredients from nature. Impressive. Then consider that scientists have analyzed less than 1 percent of rainforest plants to see if they have medicinal potential. If forest habitats are being devastated, what unknown treatments and cures might be lost to the world?

Doctors have been aware of medicinal plants for years:

In the 1800s quinine from the cinchona tree was used to treat malaria.
The curare plant, although toxic, has been used to alleviate heart problems.
The rosy periwinkle, from Madagascar, is used very successfully for the treatment of lymphocytic leukemia; it's also helpful for triggering remission in patients with Hodgkin's disease.
Novocain, a local anesthetic, and vincristine, a cancer drug, were also derived from rainforest flora.

We can't hurt Mother Earth without hurting ourselves.
 

Aileen P. (33)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:10 pm
Noted. Thank you for sharing.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:39 pm
noted
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:04 pm
Noted. Thanks
 

Barbara Amalfi (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 2:22 pm
So, what does anyone REALLY think are the chances of the human race surviving? We can't get any of the countries who are causing the major amount of global warming to stop trying to destroy the world because of the greedy bastards who run them, we have the forests being denuded when we need trees more than ever ... it doesn't matter that there is no time left to waste. I doubt that the human race will be around in 100 years.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 1:59 pm
;(
 
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