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Nature loss ‘dwarfs bank crisis’

February 2, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Rigmor Allback of Sweden for a link to the Swedish NGO Albaeco. See http://www.albaeco.se/en/. The following BBC article appears on their website.
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The global economy is losing more money from the disappearance of forests than through the current banking crisis, according to an EU-commissioned study.

It puts the annual cost of forest loss at between $2 trillion and $5 trillion.

The figure comes from adding the value of the various services that forests perform, such as providing clean water and absorbing carbon dioxide.

For full article, visit:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7662565.stm


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