8th Grade Science- Climate Change
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation | The Nature Conservancy
When trees and plants are destroyed, this stored carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, where it contributes to climate change. In fact, deforestation and land use change contributes approximately 20 to 25 percent of the carbon emissions that cause climate change.
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US Forest Service Forest Management
The Forest Service stewards an impressive portfolio of landscapes across 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands in the public trust. The agency's top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of current and future generations.
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