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US Eastern forests suffer 'substantial' decline: 3.7 million hectares gone

Date : 7th April 2010, Source : Mongabay



The United States' Eastern forests have suffered a "substantial and sustained net loss" over the past few decades, according to a detailed study appearing in BioScience. From 1973 to 2000, Eastern have declined by 4.1 percent or 3.7 million hectares. Deforestation occurred in all Eastern regions, but the loss was most concentrated in the southeastern plains.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0407-hance_us_east.html





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