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Recovering tropical forests a sponge for CO2

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A re-emerging forest. Photo from Kalikasan PNE
The research challenges long-standing assumptions that virgin tropical forests untouched by logging or industry do a better job of sopping up carbon dioxide

PARIS, France (Feb. 4, 2016) — Tropical forests reclaiming land cleared for agriculture or livestock not only grow quickly, but absorb far more CO2 from the atmosphere than old-growth trees, according to a study released Wednesday, February 3.

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