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Environment  (tags: Amazon Rainforest, Amazon deforestation, cattle farms )

- 1836 days ago -
The cattle business is expanding rapidly in the Amazon, and now poses the biggest threat to the 80% of the original forest that still stands. Where loggers have made inroads to the edge of the forest in the states of Para and Mato Grosso, farmers have fol
62% of Deforested Amazon Land Ends Up as Cattle Pasture
Environment  (tags: deforestation, AMazon deforestation, humans, protection, habitat, destruction, ecosystems, environment, world, nature )

- 2872 days ago -
62 percent of the area deforested in the Brazilian Amazon until 2008 is occupied by cattle pasture, reports a new satellite-based analysis by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research
Amazon Deforestation Rates Double as Brazil Weighs Bill to Pardon Farmers
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, Amazon deforestation, Brazil, environment, ecosystems, wildlife, destruction, nature, humans, world )

- 2938 days ago -
Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon, the world's biggest rain forest, more than doubled last month as farmers become more confident they'll be granted amnesty for illegal logging.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon Continues to Rise; Clearing Highest Near Belo Monte Dam Site
Environment  (tags: amazon deforestation, Amazon deforestation, wildlife, protection, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, politics, forests )

- 2949 days ago -
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continued to rise as Brazil's Congress weighed a bill that would weaken the country's Forest Code, according to new analysis by Imazon.
Under Pressure From Rising Deforestation, Brazil's IBAMA Establishes 'Zero Deforestation Policy' in the Amazon
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, rainforest protection, world, Amazon, Amazon deforestation, conservation, humans, protection, wildlife, trees, forests )

- 2982 days ago -
IBAMA, Brazil's equivalent of the EPA, is suspending 1,300 planned operations for 2011 in order to concentrate on curbing a spike in regional deforestation through a two-pronged strategy...

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