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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Fifth of world carbon emissions soaked up by extra forest growth, scientists find

Fifth of world carbon emissions soaked up by extra forest growth, scientists find

Date : 18th February 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



Trees across the tropics are getting bigger and offering unexpected help in the fight against climate change, scientists have discovered. A laborious study of the girth of 70,000 trees across Africa has shown that tropical forests are soaking up more carbon dioxide pollution that anybody realised. Almost one-fifth of our fossil fuel emissions are absorbed by forests across Africa, Amazonia and Asia, the research suggests.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/18/trees-tropics-climate-change





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