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The world lost enough trees to cover Pennsylvania last year—but some countries are reversing the trend

2 Jun 2020

Losing 29 million acres of tree covering is devastating for the planet, but the success in some places points to lessons on how to combine national and corporate policy to help curb the problem.

Last year, the world lost trees covering more than 29 million acres, an area roughly the size of the entire state of Pennsylvania. Around a third of the trees were in mature tropical rainforests, where the equivalent of a soccer field’s worth of primary forest was lost every six seconds. But there are also early signs that some efforts to stop business practices that drive deforestation might be working.

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