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Majority Of Deforested Amazon Land Used As Cattle Pasture
2011-09-05 04:10:37

  More than three-fifths of the deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon Rain forest are being used for grazing cattle, the government has discovered through a new satellite-based survey. The study, which according to Rhett Butler of the website Mongabay.com was conducted by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), revealed that 62% of the 277,000 square miles worth of rain forest that had been cleared is being used as a...

2011-07-14 15:27:11

A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected for years: Increasing the production of soybean and biofuel crops in Brazil increases deforestation in the Amazon. Although this cause-and-effect finding seems fairly straightforward, the issue of deforestation in the Amazon is more complex and more devastating than previously believed, said Marcelus Caldas, an assistant professor of geography at Kansas State University....

2010-12-08 00:00:42

Botanical Research Institute of Texas to present its 2011 International Award of Excellence in Conservation to John Cain Carter for persuading Brazilian landowners to use sustainable land management practices to improve the environment and save the Amazon rain forest. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas(BRIT) will present its 2011 International Award of Excellence in Conservation to John Cain Carter, the native Texan who is the founder and...

2010-03-31 08:30:00

SAO PAULO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Estimates compiled by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) project a 10% increase in sugarcane production in the 2010/11 harvest, which officially begins tomorrow (April 1) in the country's South-Central region. UNICA's projected total sugarcane harvest should reach 595.89 million tons, compared with 541.50 million tons estimated for the 2009/10 harvest, which officially ends today. According to UNICA's Technical Director, Antonio...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.