Thursday, 30 April 2015

Most of the trees in the Amazon can be felled with no C02 consequences!

0835Dr Michelle Johnson, Earth Systems Scientist from the University of Leeds, has co-authored a report showing that about 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon account for half of the carbon locked in the vast South American rainforest. Although the region is home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, researchers found that just 182 species dominated the carbon storage process, meaning the rainforest’s ability to store carbon could be more vulnerable than previously thought.
From BBC Radio 4 Today

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