NASA plots carbon content of tropical forests

06/29/2011 | CleanTechnica

Almost 250 billion tons of carbon are stored globally in tropical forests, and much of that is in Latin America, according to a NASA map plotting the carbon content of 2.5 million hectares of forest. Scientists can use the map to track changes in carbon content and determine sources of carbon emissions, about a fifth of which come from deforestation and forest degradation.

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