scientific report confirms the
findings on Rainforests.net
.. barely five percent of the Amazon will
survive as pristine forest by 2020
most detailed investigation of the fate of the world's greatest
tropical rainforest estimates that as little as five percent
of the Amazon may remain in its pristine, wild state by 2020
says Amazon should not become 'sanctuary'
on Monday slammed a study warning of the destruction of at least
a quarter of the Amazon due to development
'killed Amazon indians to test
Geneticist accused of letting thousands die in rainforest
Thousands of South American indians were infected
with measles, killing hundreds, in order to for US scientists
to study the effects on primitive societies of natural selection.
Redwood tree LUNA where
Julia Butterfly Hill
lived for over two years
night an incredible team including foresters, engineers and
arborists devised a method of securing Luna so she could weather
the infamous Humboldt County winter storms.
If Brazil paves this route through
the Amazon, the earth's largest
rain forest could go up in flames
say the paving of BR-163 will put at risk 1.5 million sq km--one-third
of the dense forest remaining in the Amazon region. To get
an idea of the scale of the potential catastrophe, imagine
all of Alaska as scorched earth.
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