Feb. 7, 1992: "Medicine Man" is released. The film stars Sean Connery as a scientist searching for cancer cures in a section of Amazon rainforest that's about to be plowed under.
Feb. 7, 2006: In an unusual accord between the timber industry, native groups, government and environmentalists, 5 million acres of the Great Bear Forest in British Columbia are made off limits to logging.
Feb. 7, 2008: A paper in the journal Science asserts that biofuels will worsen greenhouse gas emissions, as forests are cleared for farmland to grow corn and other biofuels crops (biofuel company logo at right).
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