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Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her.

Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her.

Women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo to celebrate Coming of Age Day on Jan 14. Coming-of-age ceremonies honor young people across Japan when they reach the age of 20. (© Yuya Shino/Reuters)

Women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo to celebrate Coming of Age Day on Jan 14. Coming-of-age ceremonies honor young people across Japan when they reach the age of 20. (© Yuya Shino/Reuters)

Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music

Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music

Traditional artists Wawiriya Burton (left) and Ruby Williamson. Artworks from South Australia's Tjala Arts range from traditional styles done in modern colours to more contemporary experimentations. Photo: Tjala Arts

Traditional artists Wawiriya Burton (left) and Ruby Williamson. Artworks from South Australia's Tjala Arts range from traditional styles done in modern colours to more contemporary experimentations. Photo: Tjala Arts

"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days. Spurred by the jaw-dropping losses of the 1990s, new laws (and transparent data) are helping slow the rate of deforestation in Brazil. Is it enough? Not yet. He has five ideas about what we should do next. And he asks if the lessons learned in Brazil could be applied to an even bigger problem: global climate change.

"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days. Spurred by the jaw-dropping losses of the 1990s, new laws (and transparent data) are helping slow the rate of deforestation in Brazil. Is it enough? Not yet. He has five ideas about what we should do next. And he asks if the lessons learned in Brazil could be applied to an even bigger problem: global climate change.

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