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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2009
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CO2 emissions from deforestation in the Amazon on the rise

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London, July 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation in the Amazon are increasing as loggers and land developers move deeper into dense regions of the forest.

According to a report in Nature News, researchers have analyzed Brazilian deforestation data from 2001-2007 in an effort to quantify emissions as deforestation moves from the forest outskirts to the interior, where more carbon is bound up in plants and soil.

Areas that are not formally protected, and thus are most likely to be cleared in the future, contain roughly 25 percent more carbon than areas cleared in 2001, according to the study.

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