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Amazon in Crisis


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Amazon rainforest and the environmental destruction going on in that region. The article contains a good number of photos.

For more visit:
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/pictures-silent-crisis-amazon-20140507

Damming the Amazon


The link below is to an article that reports on plans to further dam the Amazon River in South America.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/new-wave-of-amazon-dam-building-to-force-industrialization-of-the-jungle/

Brazil: 210 000 Giant South American River Turtles Hatch


The link below is to an article reporting on the hatching of some 210 000 Giant South American River Turtles in the Brazilian Amazon.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-hance-mass-turtle-hatching-photos.html

Logging on the rise again in the Brazilian Amazon


Grist

Buried amid the bleak news in a forest study that we told you about last week was a glimmer of hope: Analysis of satellite images taken from 2000 to 2012 revealed that deforestation was slowing down in Brazil.

But new Brazilian government figures, from August 2012 to July 2013, indicate that bad news is back: Amazonian deforestation over that period increased by 28 percent compared to the preceding 12 months. The Guardian reports:

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