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Amazon wooded field safeguards relaxed in Brazil

Amazon wooded field safeguards relaxed in Brazil

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unregulated logging is devastating parts of the rainforest, environmentalists say Brazil’s supreme court has upheld major changes to laws protecting the Amazon rainforest, delivering a blow to environmentalists. The revision of the 2012 law includes an amnesty programme that scraps penalties for landowners who have cut trees down illegally…

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