The Future of the Brazilian Amazon

January 2012
CO2 Science;01/15/2012, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p2
This article discusses research study being done on the environmental impact of indirect land use change in the Brazilian Amazon. It references a study by E. Y. Arima et al., published in the journal "Environmental Research Letters" in 2011. The study revealed the loss of Amazonian forest through indirect land use change (ILUC), particularly agricultural activities. It also found the expansion of mechanized agriculture in settled agricultural areas.


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