Brazil's drought: beware deforestation

Nazareno, Alison G., and Laurance, William F. (2015) Brazil's drought: beware deforestation. Science, 347 (6229). p. 1427.

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[Extract] Brazil, which has the world's largest renewable water supplies, has recently experienced water shortages, and therefore energy crunches, caused by it's worst drought since 1930(1). The water crisis has spread across large areas of the country's breadbasket region - southeast Brazil - affecting crop production, industrial activities, and millions of people. After a lengthy delay the São Paulo government has developed emergency measures to reduce the severity of the water crisis.

Item ID: 38131
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Keywords: Brazil, deforestation, drought, evapotranspiration, rainfall, water supplies
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 03:21
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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