Thursday, October 02, 2008

After slowing for years, rainforest destruction surges

For three years, destruction of the Amazon's precious rainforest has been in decline, but satellite imagery shows a three-fold spike in deforestation during the month of August, reports CNN. Why? Politics. It's an election year and "mayors in the Amazon region are turning a blind eye to illegal logging in hoes of gaining votes."

(Photo by
Cesar Paes Barreto)

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