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Forest loss in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru, which host roughly 40 percent of the Amazon, underscores how the fires now ravaging parts of Brazil are just one piece of a broader regional crisis
Huge expanses of rainforest are being cut down in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. The trend shows how advances in political stability and economic integration can drive deforestation.
“From January through July, deforestation and subsequent fires in the Brazilian Amazon released between 115 and 155 million tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions, according to an analysis released Friday.”
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