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With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn

With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn

SOURCE: South China Morning Post DATE: May 9, 2020 SNIP: It has not got much attention with the world focused on coronavirus, but deforestation has surged in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of a repeat of last year’s record-breaking devastation – or...
Amazon deforestation at highest level in 10 years, says Brazil

Amazon deforestation at highest level in 10 years, says Brazil

SOURCE: Mongabay DATE: November 24, 2018 SNIP: Deforestation in Earth’s biggest rainforest reached the highest level in a decade, reports the Brazilian government. On Friday Brazil’s national space research institute INPE released its annual preliminary estimate of...
Major natural carbon sink may soon become a carbon source

Major natural carbon sink may soon become a carbon source

SOURCE: Purdue University DATE: November 19, 2018 SNIP: Ecosystems that host a carbon-dioxide rich type of soil called peat, known as peatlands, are the most efficient natural carbon sink on the planet. When undisturbed, they store more carbon dioxide than all other...