This pearl tree is on everything and anything to do with the subject if Ecology.
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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". Ana Rodrigues of the Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier, France, and colleagues say the Brazilian government needs to find ways of hoisting Amazon communities out of poverty without relying on deforestation. In the study, the researchers used data on life expectancy, and levels of income and education from 286 municipalities in the Amazon. They grouped the communities depending on how much they had deforested their land, ranging from those that lived in pristine or near-pristine forest to those that had completely deforested their village area. Amazon deforestation leads to economic boom and bust - environment - 11 June 2009
Deforestation in the Amazon | Environment
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