Vanishing rain forests

April 1990
Current Events;4/27/90, Vol. 89 Issue 26, Special Report p1
Discusses concern about the destruction of the world's tropical rain forests. Amazon rain forest (South America); Farmers' slash-and-burn method of clearing land; Lost plant and animal species; Rain forests as a source of medicines; Greenhouse effect and the carbon-dioxide cycle; Proposed alternative uses such as raising iguanas.


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