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Carbon emissions from logging debris in Africa may be vastly underestimated

(Duke University) Logged forests in Central Africa may contain more than three times as much carbon-emitting woody debris left on the forest floor after logging than past estimates have suggested. Vast underestimation of the debris, known as deadwood, likely also has occurred in tropical America. This has broad implications for global carbon emissions. The new study is the largest of its kind to date and the first based on empirical data.
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