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Amazon Deforestation: Earth's Heart and Lungs Dismembered

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Photo of logs that were from cut from the Amazonian rainforest.

Chain saws are a common tool used in the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil to convert tall standing forests to logs.

Credit: Robert Walker, Geography Department, Michigan State University


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Photo of scattered tree stumps and cattle in the Brazilian Amazon.

In some regions of the Brazilian Amazon, scattered tree stubs are the only indication that a forest once existed.

Credit: Robert Walker, Geography Department, Michigan State University


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Photo of cleared land for grazing bulls in Para State, Brazil.

Deforestation clears land for bulls to graze on planted pasture in Para State, Brazil.

Credit: Eugenio Arima, Department of Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


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Photo of river dwellings on the Iriri River in the Brazilian Amazon.

River dwellings on the Iriri River in the Brazilian Amazon.

Credit: Robert Walker, Geography Department, Michigan State University


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