Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Half the Amazon Could be Lost by 2050, Says Study

Amazon deforestation
According to a report from Globo Amazônia, the study conducted by Gilvan Sampaio of National Institute of Special Research (INPE) found that the vegetation of the Amazon will be particularly impacted by rising global temperatures in the years to come, in addition to the continued threats posed by deforestation and fires.

Photo courtesy of Alberto Cesar/Greenpeace

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