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.
October 24, 2014
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, underscoring the shortcomings of the government’s environmental policies.
July 24, 2014
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 15, 2014
After sparking a movement against slash-and-burn agriculture and a murder, the State of Acre is selling a new vision of sustainability in the Amazon.