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As today is World Environment Day, The Brazilian Report is republishing a study by the Amazonian Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), mapping the pressures and threats faced by the Amazon region. This is the second part of the series, focusing on extractive industries. The other parts, covering transport infrastructure and deforestation, can be found here and here.

Extractive industries have been a feature of the Pan-Amazonia region for several decades. Among these ventures are some of the largest open-cast mines on the planet and long distance pipelines to move oil out...

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