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New data shows efforts to reverse deforestation worldwide might be working.





Original story in Fast Company:


...of special note in Fast Company story (highlighting added):


Stopping tree loss is critical for climate change. Tropical deforestation makes up an estimated 10% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, or five times more than the global aviation industry, as trees burn or rot on the ground—and once trees are no longer growing, they can’t do the work of sequestering excess CO2 from the atmosphere. Many companies are now supporting tree-planting efforts. But it’s even more important to keep existing forests standing, by eliminating deforestation in supply chains and by supporting other efforts to protect forests, such as the work that Apple has done to fund mangrove forest protection in Colombia.

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