2017-02-24. Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back.

posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:47 PM by Alan Gould

By Hiroko Tabuchi, Claire Rigby, and Jeremy White, The New York Times. For GSS A New World View chapter 5. Excerpt: COLONIA BERLIN, Bolivia ...A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world’s growing appetite for soy and other agricultural crops, is raising the specter of a backward slide in efforts to preserve biodiversity and fight climate change....  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/business/energy-environment/deforestation-brazil-bolivia-south-america.html