RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – About 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of tropical forests are disappearing each year, or an area the size of the State of Alabama in the U.S., according to a UNEP report. Now after a decrease between August 2009 and June 2010, Brazil is reporting that deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest had increased by 27 percent in the last nine months.
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