Jan 27, 2023

Humans Have Degraded More Than A Third Of The Amazon Rainforest, Researchers Say

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More than one-third of the Amazon rainforest has been degraded by humans, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Degradation is different from deforestation, the researchers note, as it represents long-term changes in forest conditions that damages its ecosystem and results in carbon emissions greater to those from deforestation.

New estimates are larger than what scientists previously believed.

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