THE AMAZON, Brazil _ Looking down from a tiny plane above the Amazon, a blanket of patchy green stretches to the horizon, broken only by occasional ribbons of brown as rivers slice through the rainforest. Its enormity makes it look indestructible.
With an arc of deforestation sweeping across the Amazon, watch a research team look for lessons that could help shape a global plan known as REDD, which could see billions of dollars channeled from rich countries to poor ones to safeguard their forests.
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