Amazon deforestation leaps 16 percent in 2015

December 14, 2015 by  
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The Brazilian government has released some disturbing news : despite years of progress combatting deforestation , 2015 saw a 16 percent increase in the number of trees destroyed. In total, 2,251 square miles (5,830 square kilometers) of forest were lost between July 2014 and August 2015, an area about half the size of Los Angeles. Read the rest of Amazon deforestation leaps 16 percent in 2015

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