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Losing the Rainforest

December 23, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

For the first time in three years, deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon basin increased, jumping 69% from the prior year alone. Analysts blame rising demand for soy and cattle, which pushed farmers and ranchers to illegally clear some 3,000 square miles of forest between August 2007 and August 2008.

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