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Brazil Tries to Explain Increased Deforestation in Amazon Region

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Environment in Brazil, José Sarney Filho, said over the weekend that data on the Amazon region should register a decrease of deforestation in the coming months. The statement by the minister was given one day after Norway’s government announced that it may significantly reduce financing to the Amazon Fund.

According to Sarney Filho the upward deforestation curve shown the 2016 data will be reversed in the . . .

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