A Healthier Amazon Jungle
The New York Times today editorialized regarding Brazil's apparent short term progress in slowing the rate of Amazonian deforestion. In "A Healthier Amazon Jungle" they do a good job of reviewing the salient points. Namely, that deforestation rates are down over the past year, and that this is due partly to increased government vigilance and partly to dropping agricultural commodity prices. The latter will eventually go up, and the survival of the mighty Amazon depends upon the former remaining strong as well.