Cambridge/Imperial College - Short-term gain, long-term pain

June 18, 2009

Clearing the Amazon rainforest increases Brazilian communities' wealth and quality of life, but these improvements are short-lived, according to new research. A study by an international team including researchers at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London shows that levels of development revert to well below national average levels when the loggers and land clearers move on.

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