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Despite former research signifying how trees are carbon sinks, tropical forests recovering from logging act as a source of carbon also.
Despite its pledges to protect the forests at COP27, the UK has increased biomass subsidies for bioenergy by £2 billion annually, which involves mass deforestation.
The Atlantic Rainforest’s carbon storage capacity has been affected by deforestation due to human activity – with carbon emissions worse than those produced by climate change.
Research from UC Riverside finds that fungi and bacteria can survive redwood tanoak forest megafires – they can even increase in number after feeling the flames.
Higher-income countries, such as the USA and nations of the EU, are responsible for excess resource extraction of raw materials which has led to ecological damage.
Reforestation efforts are not ideal for natural regeneration – as one-third of forests are cut down again, after just 4 to 8 years of regeneration.