The program, which imposes stiff penalties on municipalities that have excessively high deforestation rates, effectively avoided 1.23 billion tons of carbon emissions during the period.
July 8, 2014
Combining local activism with the long arm of its federal prosecutor, the state of Pará advances a new model for combating deforestation.
August 22, 2014
Typically, countries start in poverty with their land covered in trees. As they clear it for farms or fuel, they get richer—until alarm bells ring and they attempt to recover their losses.
May 27, 2014
A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world’s largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.