The country with the world’s largest rain forests is preparing to enact regulations that opponents say could speed up deforestation and increase greenhouse gas emissions.
Amazonian rain forest is burned to create pasture land for ranching in Brazil. For two years, Brazil has been debating how to update a 1965 law that was designed to control slash-and-burn agriculture.Mauri Rautkari / WWF-Canon
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.