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Reversing deforestation increases forest fires

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Reversing deforestation increases forest fires

Scientists in the UK and Brazil have found that 59 percent of forest areas where deforestation rates decreased between 2000 and 2007 have more fires than previously. Looks like saving the rain forests just became even more difficult. Read more: New Scientist

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