Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumps 28 percent; Activists blame looser laws

  • by: MARCO SIBAJA , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 14, 2013 - 6:32 PM

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's government reported Thursday that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of declines, an increase activists said was linked to recent loosening of the nation's environmental law meant to protect the jungle.

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