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Brazil Champ of Deforestation on Road to Redemption

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August 15, 2013
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The municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon used to be one of the worst offenders for deforestation, clearing thousands of square kilometers every year. But it is a different place today: in the past four years, it registered the country's biggest drop, giving hope to those trying to save the largest rainforest on earth.


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