Booming Amazon cities are spurring deforestation

11/27/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Industry and urban sprawl are gobbling up tracts of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, contributing to deforestation and carbon emissions. Observers say recent gains against deforestation could be reversed by the booming Amazon population, which is closing in on 25 million.

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