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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_of_the_Amazon_rainforest

Deforestation of the Amazon forest accelerated significantly between 1991 and 2004, reaching .... concludes that imports of crude oil by the US are driving rainforest destruction in the Amazon and releasing significant greenhouse gases.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation

Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use. The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests. ..... Despite these uncertainties, there is agreement that destruction of rainforests ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_in_Brazil

Brazil once had the highest deforestation rate in the world and in 2005 still had the largest area of forest removed annually. Since 1970, over 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 sq mi) of the Amazon rainforest have been destroyed.

www.rainforestconcern.org/rainforest_facts/why_are_they_being_destroyed

Many rainforests in Central and South America have been burnt down to make ... and burn farming and is believed to account for 50% of rainforest destruction.

kids.mongabay.com/elementary/501.html

Every year an area of rainforest the size of New Jersey is cut down and destroyed . The plants and animals that used to live in these forests either die or must find ...

rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/amazon_destruction.html

Jan 26, 2017 ... Since 1978 over 750,000 square kilometers (289,000 square miles) of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, ...

www.rainforestmaker.org/tropical-rainforest-destruction-reasons-and-consequences.html

Rain Forest Maker - RainforestMaker's Mission is to grow back the Earth's rainforests. We are committed to raising awareness, encouraging people to live more ...

www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/causes.htm

"Deforestation, in other words, is an expression of social injustice " - Marcus Colchester. According to Professor Norman Myers, one of the foremost authorities ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talks-daily-destruction

Dear EarthTalk: Do you have current facts and figures about how much rainforest is being destroyed each day around the world, and for what purpose(s)? —Teri ...

environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon

Brazil's dilemma: Allow widespread—and profitable—destruction of the rain forest to continue, or intensify conservation efforts.