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The Amazon Rainforest Is Losing 200,000 Acres a Day–Soon It Will Be Too Late
Kim Heacox | The Guardian - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

7 Oct 2021 – Three days before Christmas, 1988, Brazilian rubber tapper and environmental activist Chico Mendes was shot dead by a rancher’s son. Since his murder, nearly 1 million sq km of the Amazon, an area the size of Texas and New Mexico combined, have been destroyed: an average of 200,000 acres every day, or 40 football fields per minute.

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