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Mato Grosso is the center of soybean production and the rapid rise of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil

Brazil Forms “Crisis Counsel” in Response to Dramatic Increase in Amazon Deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil has risen six-fold, according to recent satellite images from the National Institute for Space Research. Comparing data from March-April 2010 to the same period this year shows deforestation has increased from 103 square kilometers in 2010 to 593 square kilometers just one year later. Most of that deforestation is in the state of…

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