Deforestation in Brazil: Aerial view of a large soy field eating into the tropical rainforest.
According to the Global Forest Resources Assessmentdeforestation releases nearly a billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere per year, though the numbers are not as high as the ones recorded in the previous decade. They are located throughout many of the world?
Deforestation in tropical rainforests is especially problematic as they are home to a myriad of important plant and animal species.
The deforestation of trees not only lessens the amount of carbon stored, it also releases carbon dioxide into the air.
When mechanized equipments and machineries are used in forestry operations, there can be a resulting erosion increase as a result of the development of roads in the forests.
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