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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe. - The New York Times

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe. - The New York Times | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.
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London's trees may store as much carbon as a rainforest

London's trees may store as much carbon as a rainforest | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Disney and his fellow researchers hope that their study proves the value of trees in urban planning and that it will influence such efforts in the future.

The study was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, in part through the National Center for Earth Observation (NCEO), a government organization that funds environmental science research.
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perhaps time for the world's largest cities to get on board - with trees!

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