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Germany Sees Amazon Destruction as Threat to EU-Mercosur Deal

Protected by law, several Brazil nut trees are left behind after controlled deforestation in a portion of the Amazon jungle that sits along BR 364, between the cities of Rio Branco and Senador Guiomard, Brazil, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

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The destruction of the Amazon rainforest raises doubts about a 2019 trade deal between the European Union and South American bloc Mercosur, according to the German government.