Planet in Peril. "Where science gets respect." This recent satellite image shows a river of Saharan dust streaming out over the Mediterranean toward Italy. Credit: NASA
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.