Some very disturbing news from Brazil! According to CNN is being deforested more than 3 times faster than last year. This is really sad because the deforestation has seemed the be somewhat stopped after 3 years of declining rates.

The reasons for the increased logging is several including corrupt politicians that care more about votes (like in the rest of the world) than the forest. Other reasons are the crisis in the food marked and increased demand for bio-fuels making the Amazon an excellent place to grow more soy beans.

Let us hope that the government in Brazil is able to curb the logging. We all depend on this beautiful rain forest!