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By PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON -- Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
From the Amazon to the Philippines, world’s tropical forests are vanishing at a much faster rate than previously reported, says a new study of satellite images of 80 percent of the world’s tropical forests.
Last August, construction began deep in the Amazon rainforest on what would soon become South America’s tallest skyscraper and the world’s first long-term tropical observatory.
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