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First Research Trip Across Western Amazon Yields Surprising Results


July 7, 2010

waterfall in the Brazilian rainforest During his unprecedented expedition into the heart of the Amazon, Michigan State University geographer Bob Walker discovered surprising evidence that many of the Brazilian government's efforts to protect the environment are working. Full Story

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