Will Haiyan’s impact in the Philippines be worsened by deforestation?

Mongabay: While it's too early to assess the impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan - reportedly the strongest tropical storm ever recorded to make landfall - in the Philippines, the damage could be exacerbated by the large-scale loss of the country's forests. According to the national Forest Management Bureau, forest cover in the Philippines declined from 21 million hectares, or 70% of the its land area, in 1900 to about 6.5 million hectares by 2007, mostly due to intensive logging and subsequent conversion to......

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