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Deforestation in Amazon increases malaria incidences by nearly 50 percent

A new study shows that deforestation in the Amazon helps spread disease by creating an optimal environment for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The study, published in the online issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that clearing forests in the … Continue reading

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Obama administration approves logging in Alaska national forest

The U.S. Forest Service agreed Monday to sell timber to a Ketchikan mill in a roadless area of the Tongass National Forest after the Obama administration’s approved the sale. Orion North timber sale is the first such awarded since Secretary … Continue reading

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