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2008-07-16 15:00:24

Brazil reduces estimate of 2008 Amazon rainforest destruction RIO DE JANEIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian Environment Minister Carlos Minc Tuesday said the government has revised its estimate of the Amazon rainforest's total destruction area for 2008 from 15,000 to 13,000 square km.

2008-07-08 03:00:23

French engineering major Alstom has announced the construction of a hydromechanical equipment plant in the state of Rondonia, Brazil, in a bid to support hydroelectric projects in the northern region of the country, and supply hydromechanical and lifting equipment for projects in the Amazon region.

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Andrew Downie In an unprecedented move against rogue cattle ranchers in the Amazon, the Brazilian government has seized livestock grazing there illegally.

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2008-01-24 13:45:00

A report issued late Wednesday showed that Amazon deforestation rose dramatically from August to December of last year, as land was cleared for soy and cattle.


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