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Study Shows Industrial Deforestation Not Slowing Down

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The world is aware of the conversion of forest to farm in many places.  And governments and businesses have dedicated themselves to stopping deforestation for commodity production. 

A recent scientific report shows that much more work is needed; the rate of deforestation has not declined. 

Dr. Christy Slay of the University of Arkansas and the Sustainability Consortium is one of the researchers.  She visits with details of the findings. 

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