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Slash and Burn: Brazil Shreds Laws Protecting Its Rainforests


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AWAY AWHI
- 2971 days ago - independent.co.uk
The new bill relaxes laws on the deforestation of hilltops and the amount of vegetation farmers must preserve. Partial amnesties will also be offered for previous fines



   

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wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 2:33 am
Ancient Forests - 6000 B.C :: Now

2011 -- EVERY single MINUTE
... human population increases by 150
... 70 acres of forest are being cleared worldwide
... Earth looses 2000+ trees in the Amazon alone
... 42,000 tons of carbon dioxide are being blown into the atmosphere
... 22 tons of plastic waste are being dumped into Earth's oceans
...
 

David C (75)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 7:10 am
disastrous to say the least. not forward thinking. very dangerous to rainforests and the diverse life they harbor and may become dangerous to human life in the future...we need to be planting more trees at least 10:1 for every one being cut...we are going to kill our home and eventually humanity will kill itself if we don't stop the overpopulation and the overpollution and overuse...
There is no planet B for life.....
plant trees (only 500 butterfly credits on care2)... a tree a day may save someone's life....
 

. (0)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 9:41 am
Noted, thank you Cal.
 

Jill V (416)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 10:06 am
How stupid is this?
 

Linda Mills (104)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 5:01 pm
great article
 

Bette M (91)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 5:34 pm
Some day the earth will weep,
she will beg for her life, she will
cry with tears of blood.
You will make a choice,
if you will help her or let her die,
and when she dies, you will die too.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.......
Trees are the lungs of the earth.......
 

Mary T (178)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 5:57 pm
This is really stupid.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 7:36 pm
NOOOO!! PETITIONS PLEASE!!!!NOW, NOT LATER!!!
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 7:52 pm
Disastrous bill as described by Conservationist.Thank you Cal.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 8:36 pm
Disastrous move as described by Conservationist.Thank you Cal
 

Marzia F (31)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 10:44 pm
Noted
 

Monica D (580)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 11:09 pm
This sounds like bad news.
 

Monica D (580)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 11:16 pm
We can help conserve forests by having fewer children, eating less meat (or going vegetarian), and buying less paper.
 

Daniel A (0)
Friday May 27, 2011, 4:30 am
what is Brazil thinking? petition them immediately !
 

Patricia Buchanan (3)
Friday May 27, 2011, 9:28 am
BOYCOTT ANYTHING MADE OR GROWN IN BRAZIL..........PETITION TO BOYCOTT 2016 OLYMPICS UNLESS THEY CHANGE THEIR SHORT-SIGHTED POLICIES THAT AFFECT ALL OF US.
 

Uta Glynn (0)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 3:00 am
Noted
 
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