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Amazon Deforestation Leads To Economic Boom And Bust

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17298

Amazon villages that cut down their forest may make a quick buck, but ultimately end up just as poor and low down on the social ladder as when they started out, say researchers. A study of nearly 300 communities in the Brazilian Amazon shows that deforestation leads to social and economic "boom and bust".

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