A new map showing man's dominance of the planet. The area in green represents farmland, covering a much wider area than earlier thought. Map by USGS.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Subsidies to Industries That Cause Deforestation Worth 100 Times More Than Aid to Prevent it
Brazil and Indonesia paid over $40bn in subsidies to industries that
drive rainforest destruction between 2009 and 2012 - compared to $346m
in conservation aid they received to protect forests, according to new
research. Story here.