Amazon forest threat is greater outside Brazil

Washington Post: On a scorching afternoon in the Amazon, all Agustin Villa and his partner needed was a chain saw and gasoline to take down an 82-foot hardwood in less than two minutes. Battling thick brush and mosquitoes, the pair downed 25 trees in all that day, from silk-cotton softwoods to figs, clearing the limbs and sawing them into sections for tractors to drag to a nearby dirt road. Across this corner of eastern Bolivia, peasants torch the forest for subsistence crops, while soy producers clear trees......

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