31 Oct '17, 10pm

Record Loss Of Global Tree Cover In 2016, Driven By Forest Fires

Record Loss Of Global Tree Cover In 2016, Driven By Forest Fires

“GFW said Brazil’s Amazon region lost 37,000 square kilometers of tree cover in calendar 2016, almost three times more than in 2015. That contrasts with official Brazilian data showing that deforestation in the Amazon fell 16% in August 2016 to July 2017 compared with the same period a year earlier. Brazil said it was the first decline in three years. Brazil’s environmental agency Ibama said 2016 was the ninth-worst year for forest fires since monitoring began in 1998.”

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/10/31/record-loss-global-t...

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