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Millions of Hectares of Amazon Rainforest Threatened By the Great Chainsaw Massacre


Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, forests, trees )

Cher
- 2917 days ago - greenpeace.org
Yesterday, Brazilian politicians took a decisive step towards opening the door to massive new Amazon deforestation, by voting in favor of radical changes to the Brazilian Forest Code - the primary legal instrument for protecting the Amazon.



   

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Monica D (580)
Wednesday May 25, 2011, 4:13 pm
This sounds like terrible news. It is important that forests remain standing.
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday May 25, 2011, 4:44 pm
It is important to protect forests with good management rules. Just as important is a sustainable economy which does not promote endless growth in paper consumption, shopping malls, and logging. I encourage everyone to look at the CASSE site at http://steadystate.org and consider signing the position statement there. And tell friends!
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 25, 2011, 5:11 pm
noted, thanks Cher
 

Patricia Buchanan (3)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 5:56 am
Let's start a "Boycott the 2016 Olympics in Brazil" -- the possibility of loss of revenue is the only thing these short-sighted money-grubbers understand.
 

Bette M (91)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 5:56 am
"God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease,
avalanches, and a thousand tempests
and floods. But he cannot save
them from fools."
John Muir......
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011......
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 6:40 am
noted with thanks.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 7:09 am
sadly noted. we must do something to stop this
 

caterina caligiuri (69)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 10:47 am
sad news..have to fight to stop this
 

Marzia F (31)
Friday May 27, 2011, 3:09 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 27, 2011, 7:39 am
They are completely crazy. I just can't believe it!
 
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