China Is Bright Spot in Dark Report on the World’s Diminishing Forests – Andrew C. Revkin

From the New York Times:

Widespread tree planting in has slowed the rate at which the earth’s forested area is dwindling, but the clearing of tropical forests, much of it in areas never previously cut, continues to grow, according to a new United Nations report.

The study was published yesterday by the United Nations and Agriculture Organization, based in Rome, and is online at

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