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Brazil environment ministry condemns Bolsonaro plan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's environment ministry said Wednesday that far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's plan to merge it with the agriculture ministry is "reckless" and will undermine not only environmental protection but economic growth. Bolsonaro's team confirmed Tuesday he would combine the two ministries, drawing condemnation from activists who warned the move would subordinate environmental regulation to agrobusiness in a country that is home to some of Earth's most vital natural resources, including the Amazon rainforest. "Weakening the environment ministry's authority at a time when concern over the climate crisis is intensifying would be reckless. read more
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