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Scientists discover enough new forests to cover 60% of Australia

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 16, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Josh Marks) last modified May 15, 2017

A new survey of the world's dryland habitats has found a massive amount of previously unreported forests -- 467 million hectares (over 1.1 billion acres). The dryland forests cover an area equivalent to 60 percent of the size of Australia, putting dryland forest extent on par with tropical rainforests or boreal forests. The discovery is also good news for reversing global warming, increasing the estimates of total global forest carbon stocks by 15 gigatons to 158 gigatons -- an increase of 2 percent...





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