TITLE

The Disappearing Forest

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Amazon Rain Forest;2005, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the deforestation issue in the Amazon River Region. It states that the region's rain forest is disappearing at an alarming rate. In 2002, an estimated 10,000-square-mile of rain forest were cut or burned in Brazil. It emphasizes that deforestation both have good and bad reasons to clear trees. It outlines that forest tress are being cleared to make way for new farms, ranches, roads, mines and many other uses.
ACCESSION #
37297241

 

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