P731 CEEFAX 731 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/00   1/3      PLANS FOR AMAZON HIGHWAY ANNOUNCED Plans for a road to run through the Amazon rain forest in Brazil have been announcedN The proposed highway which would run to the Pacific Ocean would mean "economic salvation" for the 'fstern AmazonN But ecologists have condemned the plans and called it the "highway from hell"N President Fernando Cardoso has told Amazon state governors that he will not leave the government "without opening the road to the Pacific".  Next Page NatTrust2 CmntyInfo Religion
P731 CEEFAX 731 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/10   2/3      PLANS FOR AMAZON HIGH'AY ANNOUNCED Brazilian president, Fernando Cardoso, said the plans for the highway had not yet been confirmed. Mr Cardoso said a scheme would be devised which would allow development while the environment would still be preservedN Environmentalists say the road plans would mean many flora and fauna would become extinct if the plans for the road went aheadN The highway has been contested for many years by environmental group GreenpeaceN  Next Page NatTrust2 CmntyInfo Religion
P731 CEEFAX 731 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/11   3/3      PLANS FOR AMAZON HIGHWAY ANNOUNCED Around 12% of the two-million square-mile Amazon forest has gone. And it is estimated that as much as five acres is disappfaring every minute through development The Amazon is the world's largest animal and plant reserve and has a fifth of the world's fresh waterN Some scientists claim destruction of the rain forest is contributing to global warmingN The Brazilian Green Party has also expressed its concern at the plans.  Next Page NatTrust2 CmntyInfo Religion