30 Aug '12, 4pm

Brazilian deforestation fell sharply in the past eight years, but carbon emissions not as much #Brazi

30 Aug 2012: Brazilian Deforestation Falls Sharply in Past Eight Years Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 77 percent from 2004 to 2011, but carbon emissions did not drop as steeply because of complex processes revealed during on-the-ground studies, scientists say. While analysis of satellite images showed the three-quarters drop in deforestation, researchers said that several factors — including the slow decay of roots and the later burning of wood biomass — meant that carbon emissions from deforestation fell by 57 percent during the same period, according to a study published in the journal Global Change Biology . Another reason for the 20-percent lag in carbon emissions reductions is that logging in recent years has been moving into denser Amazon forests, so even the reduced amount of deforestation is leading to higher carbon emissions, researchers said. U.S. ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/brazilian_deforestation__fall...

Tweets

Rainforests decline sharply in Sumatra, but rate of deforestation slows

Rainforests decline sharply in Sumatra, but rat...

news.mongabay.com 28 Aug '12, 4pm

APP's new 'sustainability roadmap' won't spare unprotected tiger habitat in Sumatra (07/27/2012) Asia Pulp & Paper's new s...

Brazilian Town Gathers for the Funeral of a Kid...

treehugger.com 31 Aug '12, 6am

Each day, an estimated 100 million chickens are killed throughout the world, with most meeting an unceremonious end to the...