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