Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Global deforestation slowed over last decade - UN

Indonesia sharply reduced the speed of its deforestation to 0.5 million hectares a year between 2000 and 2010, versus 1.9 million a year during the previous decade. Brazil lowered its own figure to 2.6 million from 2.9 million hectares.

Photo courtesy of Damon Winter/NY Times

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