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Rainforest clash in Panama signals larger debateupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 19:24:00

Hunched over a campfire in eastern Panama, Embera tribesman Raul Mezua chanted a song his grandfather taught him when he was a boy.

Battle over the rainforestsupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 19:24:00

Cattle ranchers and indigenous tribes battle over rainforests in Panama. CNN's David Ariosto reports.

Maya nut changes lives while aiding the rain forestupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:12:00

In the rain forests of Central America grows the nutrient-rich Maya nut. The marble-sized seed can be prepared to taste like mashed potatoes, chocolate or coffee. To those who stumble upon the nuts on the ground, they're free for the taking.

CNN Heroes: Erika Vohmanupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:12:00

CNN Hero Erika Vohman is improving the lives of women in Central America by teaching them about their native Maya nut. Amazon Deforestation on the Riseupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 18:20:00

Amazon deforestation jumped 69% in the past 12 months -- the first such increase in three years -- as rising demand for soy and cattle pushes farmers and ranchers to raze trees

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Deforestationupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 18:28:00

Students will determine the causes and consequences of deforestation and develop plans to reverse this trend.

Report: Most PNG logging illegalupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 23:33:00

The vast majority of logging operations in Papua New Guinea are illegal, environmentally unsustainable and provide little benefit to the country, according to a new report Tuesday.

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