Monday, April 19, 2010

Is deforestation rising or falling in the Amazon?

An island of rainforest has been spared in the middle of a soy field
Last week Brazil's National Space Agency INPE reported a 51 percent drop in Amazon deforestation in the six months ended February 2010 compared with the year earlier period. But the seemingly happy news for environmentalists may be premature.

Photo courtesy of apoloniox70/Flickr

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