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Historic Deal Protects Ancient Rainforest in British Columbia

The government of British Columbia, Canada, announced a historic deal Monday to protect a huge area of ancient rainforest from logging, development and hunting. Eighty-five percent of the Great Bear Rainforest — 6.4 million hectares (15.8 million acres) of British Columbia's Pacific Coast — will be preserved, while the rest would be open to logging and timber companies. But that logging would be carried out under what environmentalists call the most stringent standards in place for...

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