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Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed

The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers led by Lancaster University.
They found that selective logging and surface wildfires can result in an annual loss of 54 billion tonnes of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon, increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

This is equivalent to 40% of the yearly carbon loss from deforestation – when entire forests are chopped down.
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