Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brazil says Amazon deforestation slowest in 21 years

Rainforest in Brazil

Brazil has been under pressure for years to slow the encroachment of loggers and ranchers who are blamed for much of the destruction of the forest, which has lost about 20 percent of its area since the 1970s.

[Photograph by: Lalo de Almeida/New York Times]

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