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2006-09-05 21:10:00

Huge tracts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared legally and illegally in the past year, but the rate of deforestation slowed, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

2005-10-26 14:37:25

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested a gang that was forging thousands of logging permits in the Amazon, in the latest government effort to slow destruction of the world's largest rain forest.

2005-08-26 16:12:28

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil said on Friday the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest was slowing, but environmental groups suggested much of the reduction was due to a slump in farming instead of government action.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.