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Norway Worries Over Brazil Deforestation, Pays $70M to Amazon Fund

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Norway will pay Brazil $70 million for reducing deforestation in the Amazon in 2017, but is concerned over a more recent surge in destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest, according to a Norwegian government statement. Norway's statement comes as right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro threatens to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change and end environmental fines, spurring activist fears that deforestation could accelerate. Bolsonaro also pushed the...

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