The Road To Disaster

A detailed report on how highways in the Amazon help destroy the rainforest.

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October 9, 2000, 8:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"Around the world, scientists have found that roadsare the single best (but not infallible) predictor oftropical deforestation. In the Brazilian Amazon,roughly 75% of the deforestation that has taken place has occurred within 50 km of a paved road."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Friday, October 6, 2000 in Time

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