Brazilian Police Crack Down on Illegal Amazon Logging
From Reuters: Brasilia - Brazilian police seized the equivalent of 500 trucks of timber from illegal sawmills in a huge raid in the Amazon on Wednesday, one of the biggest operations yet in the battle against deforestation, a government official said. The raid followed official figures released in January that showed an increase in deforestation rates since last August after a three-year decline. Read the article...
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