Saving trees, 1 person at a time: New US website lets individuals join deforestation fight

February 10, 2015 1:45 PM

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Saving trees, 1 person at a time: New US website lets individuals join deforestation fight

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2011 file photo villagers walk through the part of Tripa swamp forest that has been cleared, in Nagan Raya, Aceh province, Indonesia. Money raised by governments and corporations hasn’t managed to halt the destruction of the world’s rainforests _ an area the size of Greece is lost every year _ so a U.S. campaign is now inviting individuals to chip in. The U.S. Agency for International Development and Code REDD, a California-based advocacy group, on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015, will announce the launch of an online store for carbon offsets, certificates that fund forest conservation projects in tropical countries. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2008 file photo, Brazil policemen guard a raft loaded with confiscated logs that were illegally cut from the Amazon rainforest, at the Guama river, in Belem, state of Para, Brazil. Money raised by governments and corporations hasn’t managed to halt the destruction of ...

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