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Fighting Recession, Level of Deforestation in Brazil Reaches Nine Year High

CHUPINGUAIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: A truck kicks up Amazon soil as it travels in a deforested section of the Amazon rainforest on June 28, 2017 near Chupinguaia, Rondonia state, Brazil. Deforestation, caused by human activity, is increasing in the Brazilian Amazon and rose 29 percent between August 2015 and July 2016. According to the National Institute for Space Research, close to two million acres of forest were destroyed during this timeframe amidst a hard hitting recession in the country. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, "Deforestation causes climate change on a global scale, and is responsible for about 15 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions." (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Fighting Recession, Level of Deforestation in Brazil Reaches Nine Year High
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Mario Tama / Staff
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Getty Images News
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June 28, 2017
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