Fewer Rain Forests Mean Less Energy for Developing Nations, Study Finds

New York Times: The loss of tropical rain forests is likely to reduce the energy output of hydroelectric projects in countries like Brazil that are investing billions of dollars to create power to support economic growth. That is the conclusion of a group of experts whose findings, released Monday, run counter to the conventional understanding of deforestation’s impact on watersheds. For years, scientists and engineers have noted an increase in river flows when the trees along streams are removed. The water......

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