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Slash and Burn: Brazil Shreds Laws Protecting Its Rainforests

May 27th, 2011 | By

Brazil has taken a big step towards passing new laws that will loosen restrictions on the amount of Amazon rainforest that farmers can destroy, after its lower house of parliament voted in favour of updating the country’s 46-year-old forest code. In a move described as “disastrous” by conservationists, the nation’s congress backed a bill relaxing

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