Mangrove Destruction Accounts For 10% Of CO2 Emissions

REDORBIT: According to a study released on Sunday, mangroves are in important bulkhead against climate change. The study found that destruction of these tropical coastal woodlands accounts for about 10 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation, which is the second largest source of CO2 after fossil fuel combustion. Fewer trees would lead to less CO2 being absorbed from the air and would also release carbon stocks that have been accumulating in shallow-water sediment over millennia. Mangroves......

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