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Mudslides Caused by Deforestation

By Kim Robson: The frequency of massive, deadly mudslides seems to be on the increase. In California last February, torrential rains triggered mudslides across the state. While mudslides are often a fact of nature, more often lately their cause is being traced to agricultural deforestation. On Dec. 12, 2014, sixteen …

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Brazil Turns to Drones To Protect the Amazon

By James Harker (aka Green Dad): Drones could hold the key to stopping destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Yes, I know it sounds a bit Star Wars, doesn’t it?  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s …

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