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Record Loss Of Global Tree Cover In 2016, Driven By Forest Fires

October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The record loss of global tree cover in 2016 — totaling around 297,000 square kilometers (114,672 square miles) and representing a rise of 51% on 2015 — was driven partly by increasingly common wildfires driven by rising temperatures and drought, according to the Global Forest Watch (GFW) which utilized data provided by the University of Maryland



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