13.11.2019

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Forbes: This Start-Up Wants To Make Reforestation More High-Tech

"That’s where Saez Gil says his company Pachama, founded in 2018, comes in: The platform takes data gathered by satellite imaging and other remote-sensing technologies, then uses artificial intelligence to produce useful figures."

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11.11.2019

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Maxwell, S. L.; et al. (2019): Degradation and Forgone Removals Increase the Carbon Impact of Intact Forest Loss by 626%

Maxwell, Sean L., Tom Evans, James E. M. Watson, Alexandra Morel, Hedley Grantham, Adam Duncan, Nancy Harris, et al. 2019. “Degradation and Forgone Removals Increase the Carbon Impact of Intact Forest Loss by 626%.” Science Advances 5 (10): eaax2546. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax2546.

"We show that between 2000 and 2013, direct clearance of intact tropical forest areas accounted for 3.2% of gross carbon emissions from all deforestation across the pantropics. However, full carbon accounting requires the consideration of forgone carbon sequestration, selective logging, edge effects, and defaunation. When these factors were considered, the net carbon impact resulting from intact tropical forest loss between 2000 and 2013 increased by a factor of 6 (626%), from 0.34 (0.37 to 0.21) to 2.12 (2.85 to 1.00) petagrams of carbon (equivalent to approximately 2 years of global land use change emissions)."

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20.10.2019

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Wall Street Journal: ‘Fire Begets More Fires’: Rainforests Slip Into Cycle of Destruction

"As large tracts of Indonesia’s forest land go up in flames for the second time in five years, scientists are warning that the world’s rainforests risk becoming caught in a reinforcing cycle of destruction that could make them difficult to save."

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