Brazilian troops investigating illegally-cleared land in the Amazon. Photo credit: Antonia Scorza/AFP/Getty
Over the past half century, illegal burning and land clearing eliminated roughly 20% of the Brazilian Amazon. But after increasing enforcement, Brazil launched a historic effort to slow forest loss, and was able to lower its carbon dioxide output more than any other country in the past decade. Is Brazil’s lower rate of deforestation here to stay? Will other countries be able to follow its lead? Read more here!