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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Rainforests store 229 billion tons of carbon globally finds new 'wall-to-wall' carbon map

Rainforests store 229 billion tons of carbon globally finds new 'wall-to-wall' carbon map

Date : 30th January 2012, Source : Mongabay



Tropical rainforests store some 229 billion tons of carbon in their vegetation about 20 percent more than previously estimated finds a new satellite-based assessment published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings could help improve the accuracy of reporting CO2 emissions reductions under the proposed REDD program, which aims to compensate tropical countries for cutting deforestation, forest degradation, and peatlands destruction.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0130-global_forest_carbon_map.html





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