Brazil forest protection turns to digital world

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2009 file photo, cattle graze in a illegally deforested farm near Novo Progresso in the northern Amazonian state of Para in Brazil. After decades trying to protect rapidly shrinking forest, Brazil has turned to the digital world and launched a new platform called BVRio that allows growers with more untouched forest on their land than is legally required to sell “quotas” to farmers who fall short, one hectare at a time, for a price that will be determined by supply and demand. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)Landowners who broke Brazil's environmental laws by clearing their farms of native forest used to have just one way to make right with government inspectors: plant trees. Now, they can clear their names by just pointing and clicking.