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Brazil: Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Rises Sharply


Environment  (tags: Brazil, Amazon, rainforest, deforestration, environment )

Anna
- 1319 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests.New satellite images show deforestation has increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011,..........



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Alison Baker (25)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 11:20 pm
Rainforest land isn't suited for agriculture. They should protect it as a source of economic development. Fools really dont' know what they''re doing. We have so much to learn from the plants & life we have yet to discover in the rainforest.
 

Arild Warud (170)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 4:27 am
So sad,thanks Anna.
 

Toni C. (508)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 5:03 am
How devastating... thank you for the article, Anna... I hope the government of Brazil will stop dragging their feet and pass laws protecting the rainforest. the rainforest is vitally important to the balance of everything in nature.
 

alicia m. (100)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 5:47 am
noted,gracias
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 7:24 am
'the latest data shows a 27% jump in deforestation from August 2010 to April 2011.'
Sadly noted

 

Jill Vickerman (424)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 8:24 am
It doesnt look like we will ever learn, they are not going to stop destroying the forests it seems...and all the awful predictions will come to pass...because we are destroying the planet by taking away the trees, the earths lungs.
 

Ioney W. (61)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 11:15 am
This is awful! Why is it that people always want to destroy something beautiful and useful, and keep destructive things.
 

Ingrid James (1)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 11:21 am
"they know not what they do" and that goes for all "humans" everywhere
 

Marie Noelle Cyr (2)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 11:43 am
Fools we are...
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 11:50 am
And next up, how the rivers are being polluted from all the farming.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 12:29 pm
Stop eating meat! Beef exports are the main cause of deforestation.
 

Natividad P. (104)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 12:42 pm
Noted. Very sad and horrible. Thank you Anna
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 12:58 pm
Make it stop!!! Sadly noted.
 

Michael M. (35)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 12:59 pm
Can these people truly be that stupid and ignorant ? I hope they all die but if they keep it up we will all die.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 1:30 pm
Truly sad.
 

Robert B. (58)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 1:41 pm
And while the politicians argue greed and overpopulation kills off what's left. This planet is turning into a ship of fools. If the mindset doesn't change, we're doomed.
 

jorge vergara (5)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 1:46 pm
that's soo terrible! i think we have to look at the responsabilities and take acction about it..!!!
 

Larisa Slatina (0)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 1:47 pm
It is terrible situation there, really. I was in my vacation in January in Rio and around , they really talk too much, but the real value-what their are doing..nothing to protect their own environment. I left a letter about situation around some beaches in Buzios and never got any answer.Not sure if this letter did reach the authorities..sad, but we have to fight and we have to talk loudly.
 

Andrea Connelly (94)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 2:21 pm
Brazil's youth must take a stand on behalf of their own future, as well as their native peoples and their natural resources and all life forms that share this great land with them. It is a huge responsibility to guard the health
of the lungs of the Earth, the Amazon forests. (which as I write is being burned, cut down, and turned into
unnecessary farm land for growing (Monsanto) soya???
 

Kate Kenner (212)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 2:22 pm
Someday they'll wonder why there is no more rainforest and still not get it. The animals are already paying but I hope those who tore it down pay ten times that in the end.
 

Jeanne J. (55)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 2:25 pm
This is ridiculous.....
 

lori c. (29)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 3:11 pm
Overpopulation and greed is the reason for so many of these stories, it's time we started regulating the population explosion on this little marble called Planet EARTH! there is only so much room and beauty of nature before we run out of it!
 

Mary T. (185)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 3:13 pm
Sadly noted, An ungrateful person is like a hog under a tree eating acorns, but never looking up to see where they come from. Cutting all the lungs of the earth down by greedy humans are destroying this whole planet, It is time to start thinking about what humans are doing to this planet and start taking better care of it. Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last rivers has being poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 4:45 pm
Cattle and animal industries account for many more times the loss of land and Nature than does Soya farming.
 

may Howie (259)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 5:26 pm
Humans worship money,and they should be worshipping the world and everything in it.....greed
 

Juliette Calderone (91)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 6:05 pm
Sharing . Noted.
 

Judy C. (101)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 6:28 pm
This situaton is really alarming. Thanks, Anna.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 6:29 pm
In the end we all have to pay for the destruction of our forests.
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 7:06 pm
Humans are the worst plague this beautiful planet has had to suffer through. With any luck at all we will kill ourselves off before it is too late for the planet.
 

Angela Weber (27)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 8:53 pm
Somehow, we need to educate and help these people how to make a viable living without destroying the rain forests of the world. Surely people in our governments and countries have enough brains to do this!
 

Kim O. (398)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 11:36 pm
Very sadly noting. This has to stop and now!! Thanks Anna!
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Friday May 20, 2011, 1:30 am
I agree with A.W hope they would not suffer for their doing. Thank you anna for posting
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday May 20, 2011, 1:56 am
Noted very sad news hope the Govt will take some action to stop destroying the forest
 

teresa mcdowell (5)
Friday May 20, 2011, 6:31 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing
 

Patricia Buchanan (3)
Friday May 20, 2011, 8:21 am
Get their attention: Form a Boycott the Brazilian 2016 Olympics Movement.
 

Prochi T. (2)
Friday May 20, 2011, 11:53 am
very sad news. Govt. law is required very soon.
 

Susan D. (116)
Friday May 20, 2011, 1:27 pm
Very sad news. All because of the god Money. Over half of all the species on the planet live in the rainforest-- many are still yet un-named and many are as yet undiscovered. These people would sell their grandmother for a few bucks.
 

Jessica B. (2)
Friday May 20, 2011, 7:39 pm
Heartbreaking. I wish the people that are letting the rain forests be destroyed come to their senses soon.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Friday May 20, 2011, 10:46 pm
I thought there were laws or policies to cut deforestation in Brasil -- how sad and alarming that it's going in the wrong direction.
 

David E. (1)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 4:08 am
noted
 

Tracy F. (0)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 4:09 am
Just awful that this still goes on.
 

Debbie G. (311)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 11:29 am
Too scary and sad. If we as people don't start taking care of the planet, our children and grandchildren will not have a nice place to live. And, then what will they think when they are older, about us, what were you thinking? Why didn't you take care of our home earth?
 

jane richmond (10)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 7:48 am
unfortunate
 
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