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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.