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Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

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The study measured the impact of disturbance and degradation – the thinning of tree density and the culling of biodiversity below an apparently protected canopy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forests globally are so degraded that instead of absorbing emissions they now release more carbon annually than all the traffic in the US, say researchers

September 28, 2017 — The world’s tropical forests are so degraded they have become a source rather than a sink of carbon emissions, according to a new study that highlights the urgent need to protect and restore the Amazon and similar regions. Continue reading Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

New ‘disturbance map’ shows damaging effects of forest loss in Brazilian Amazon

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Recently burned forest in Pará state. Forest degradation is the thinning of tree density and the culling of biodiversity below an apparently protected canopy. Photograph: Flavio Forner/Xibé/InfoAmazonia

Silent Forest Project map reveals urgent need for conservation protections — ‘It is terrifying to see the Amazon degraded to this extent,’ scientist says

June 20, 2017 — As Brazil’s government steps back from Amazon conservation, the urgent need for stronger protection has been made more apparent by a new data map that highlights the knock- Continue reading New ‘disturbance map’ shows damaging effects of forest loss in Brazilian Amazon