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Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications

Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings are important because they raise questions about key assumptions made in projections of global climate change as well as concerns about environmental conditions in Southeast Asia in the future.

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