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Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash

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Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash

Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash

Often likened to the world's 'lungs,' the Amazon rainforest in Brazil seems to be suffering from a bad case of smoker's cough.

CNN reports that for the second year in a row, countless uncontrolled wildfires continue to rage at high levels there.

Scientists are concerned that the rainforest's destruction could eventually bring the Amazon to a point of no return.

Under President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, governmental measures to curb illegal fires have shown little impact.

Most fires in the Amazon are set by land-grabbers and wildcat ranchers, seeking to transform parts of the rainforest into their own lucrative agricultural enterprises.


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