22 Aug '11, 10pm

Amazonas Sustainable Foundation Joins Forces With Google Street View - Justmeans

Amazonas Sustainable Foundation Joins Forces With Google Street View - Justmeans

Amazonas Sustainable Foundation Joins Forces With Google Street View No place on Earth evokes the words 'environment', 'ecology' and 'sustainability' as strongly as the Amazon forest does. The world's largest forest and the repository of 1/5 of the world's fresh water, the Amazon is an endless source of wonder as well as concern, since it's under siege by cattle ranchers, loggers and hazardous human occupation. The Brazilian government managed to curb deforestation during the President Lula's administration, which ended in January. Since then, as Brazilian congress debates whether to weaken legislation that protects the country's forest coverage, the Amazon has seen deforestation rates soar, a worrying development in the region's biography. Bad news aside, it will become a little easier for anyone anywhere in the world to admire this famous biome as Google decided to bring...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/Amazonas-Sustainable-Foundation-...

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