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The New Amazon Threat: How a Brazilian Law Could Raze the Rainforest

The New Amazon Threat: How a Brazilian Law Could Raze the Rainforest


The New Amazon Threat: How a Brazilian Law Could Raze the Rainforest

Posted: 16 May 2011 12:00 AM PDT

After years of allowing clear-cutting and rapid deforestation in the Amazon, Brazil has managed to save its forests. But a new law landing on the president's desk could undo much of that -- and open the door to the bad old days of massive deforestation.

The Occupy Wall Street Movement Plots a Comeback

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 10:45 AM PST

As it has been since the beginning of the movement, Occupy Wall Street's leaderless structure appears to be working -- and thriving

Why Newt Gingrich Was Right About Putting Kids to Work

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

It was a classic Gingrich proposal: over-the-top, totally tone-deaf, and way too broad in scope. But it also was not entirely wrong.

Is This the Last Chance to Save the Euro?

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 09:15 AM PST

As Europe's leaders gather for a make-or-break euro summit, can theyfinally take the drastic measures necessary to calm the markets andfix the single currency?

Nuns and Birth Control: Could the Celibate Benefit from Pill's Side Effects?

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

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The Facebook Conversation of 2011: Kate, Osama, Aaron

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

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John and Yoko, as Never Before Seen: New Photos from the Famous 'Bed In'

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

John and Yoko, as Never Before Seen: New Photos from the Famous 'Bed In'

As Newt Rises, the Romney Campaign Remains Restrained in Iowa

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

As Newt Rises, the Romney Campaign Remains Restrained in Iowa

Fewer Teenagers Have Driver's Licenses...Because of Gas Prices and the Internet?

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

Fewer Teenagers Have Driver's Licenses...Because of Gas Prices and the Internet?

Chasing the Dragon: In Burma, All Conversations Seem to Lead to China

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 11:05 AM PST

I went to Burma to see whether the reforms I'd heard about were truly transforming one of the most isolated nations on earth. Yet what many of my Burmese friends wanted to talk instead about was my place of residence: China

Blagojevich Apologizes to Everyone -- and Doesn't Get the Max

Posted: 08 Dec 2011 10:45 AM PST

Acknowledging he has ruined his own life and that of his children ("It's not like their name is Smith"), the disgraced governor of Illinois prepares for prison

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