Sunday, February 7, 2010

To save Amazon rainforest, expert pushes smarter farming to replace slash-and-burn

Ranchers in Mato Grosso
Brazilian officials and environmentalists agree that cattle ranching is the biggest cause of deforestation of the nation's Amazon, an area the size of the U.S. west of the Mississippi River, about 20 percent of which has been destroyed.

Photo courtesy of Charles Thomas/Flickr

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