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'Amazon - From Paradise to Inferno': Deforestation continues to threaten rainforest

'Amazon - From Paradise to Inferno': Deforestation continues to threaten rainforest

Sawmills which process illegally logged trees from the Amazon rainforest are seen near the city of Uruara, Para State, April 23, 2013.

Sawmills which process illegally logged trees from the Amazon rainforest are seen near the city of Uruara, Para State, April 23, 2013.

An aerial view of a plot of deforested Amazon rainforest near the city of Uruara, Para state April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil confirms Amazon deforestation sped up in 2013

An aerial view of a plot of deforested Amazon rainforest near the city of Uruara, Para state April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

'Amazon - From Paradise to Inferno': Deforestation continues to threaten rainforest

'Amazon - From Paradise to Inferno': Deforestation continues to threaten rainforest

A truck carrying a tree extracted illegally from the Amazon rainforest drives at night near the city of Uruara, Para State.

Brazil’s illegal loggers downscale to avoid satellite detection

Brazil’s drive to nip illicit tree-felling in the bud has shifted the nature of the problem, according to researchers.

Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill (palm oil and soy beans) and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness. Glenn Hurowitz, chief executive of Mighty Earth in NY Times

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This Sept. 2009 file photo shows a deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para.

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