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Why western countries do not heavily tax beef imports?

I hear that Brazil slowly but surely burns the Amazonian forests (apparently already payed for by western countries) to make room for cows and supported cultures like soybean. This is obviously bad ...
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How can an individual support mass reforestation?

There's lots of benefits and threats to forest, and given our current, pervasive, and severe ecological challenges, forests are more important than ever. However, it's not obvious what the best ...
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Is there any link between deforestation and paper use?

Or to phrase it differently: Are we, by using paper, causing any change in an overall forests area. My guess is that none of paper we use comes from deforested land. That paper industry is ...
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What do developing nation farmers do when agribusiness stops sourcing products from deforested land?

This story about a researcher at my university included this line: ...in recent years global retailers like McDonald’s and Wal-Mart have committed to removing beef and soy produced on deforested ...