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Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:59 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. Full Story

Brazil's Congress approves changes to enviro law

posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a bill that weakens the nation's benchmark environmental law protecting the Amazon and other areas, a move that some fear will lead to a spike in deforestation. Full Story

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