Photo: Amazon Could Lose More Than Half Its Forest, Group Says



Smoldering pastureland is cleared for cattle in Rondonia state, Brazil, on April 30, 2004.

Logging, livestock expansion, and worsening drought are projected to rise in the coming years and could result in the clearing of 55 percent of the Amazon rain forest, a conservation group announced this week at a United Nations climate conference in Bali, Indonesia.

Photograph by Michael Nichols/National Geographic/Getty Images


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