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Monday, April 4th, 2016

Massive Deforestation Found in Brazil’s Cerrado

Agricultural expansion in Brazil’s Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas – even altering the region’s water cycle, a new study finds.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Agriculture Expansion Could Reduce Rainfall in Brazil’s Cerrado

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Agricultural expansion is quickly chewing up native vegetation in the vast wooded savannas of Brazil’s Cerrado biome, and a new study shows that those changes in land use are altering the region’s water cycle. “We’ve shown that cropland recycles less water annually back into the atmosphere than native Cerrado vegetation,” said Stephanie