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Rainforest Deal Gets the Ax

Conference punts on plan to pay poor nations to preserve trees

(Newser) - A deal to protect rainforests by paying poor countries not to cut them down died this morning in Copenhagen, as delegates to the UN climate conference failed to pass a larger agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions that would have included it. "It's depressing," one advocate tells the... More »

Climate Reps at Odds Over Deforestation

Rich countries balk at paying poorer nations to stop hacking trees

(Newser) - The triumph of the Bali summit may be its plan to stop deforestation, but rich and poor nations are still clashing over details, the Washington Post reports. A dozen developing countries want incentives to stop tree-cutting, but some developed nations wince at paying them for actions not taken. "The... More »

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