Brazil’s shrinking rain forest (PHOTOS)

Posted by Robyn, May 19, 2013

The country with the world’s largest rain forests is preparing to enact regulations that opponents say could speed up deforestation and increase greenhouse gas emissions.

Amazonian rain forest is burned to create pasture land for ranching in Brazil. For two years, Brazil has been debating how to update a 1965 law that was designed to control slash-and-burn agriculture.

via Brazil’s shrinking rain forest – The Washington Post.

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