Evidence mounts that Maya did themselves in through deforestation
Brazil passes controversial Forest Code reform environmentalists say will be 'a disaster' for the Amazon (12/06/2011) The Brazilian Senate tonight passed controversial legislation that will reform the country's 46-year-old Forest Code, which limits how much forest can be cleared on private lands. Environmentalists are calling the move "a disaster" that will reverse Brazil's recent progress in slowing deforestation in the world's largest rainforests. Jump-starting REDD finance: $3 billion Forest Finance Facility needed to halve deforestation within a decade (12/06/2011) How to finance a means to reduce deforestation, which contributes emissions equivalent to the entire transport sector combined, has had some encouragement at the UN Climate meeting in Durban this week. An à la carte approach, where no source is ruled out, is emerging, leaving the door open to private sector ...