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New study: United States has higher percentage of forest loss than even Brazil

Date : 26th April 2010, Source : Mongabay



Forests continue to decline worldwide, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). Employing satellite imagery researchers found that over a million square kilometers of forest were lost around the world between 2000 and 2005. This represents a 3.1 percent loss of total forest as estimated from 2000. Yet the study reveals some surprises: including the fact that from 2000 to 2005 both the United States and Canada had higher percentages of forest loss than even Brazil.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0427-hance_forestloss.html





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