Brazil Expands Amazon Protection as Global Environmental Conference Starts

Brazil Expands Amazon Protection as Global Environmental Conference Starts

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CURITIBA, Brazil — Brazil announced plans to expand protection of the Amazon rain forest at the opening of 11-day Global Environmental Conference.

Brazil’s Environmental Ministry said late Sunday that 84,000 square miles of the Amazon rain forest — an area about the size of Kansas — would be declared a protected zone over the next three years.

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