Gold mining leaves deforested Amazon land barren for years, find scientists

Mining strips nitrogen from the soil and means the forest struggles to grow back even after mines are abandoned. 

David Galbraith, Associate Professor in Earth System Dynamics, University of Leeds • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: tropical-forests deforestation amazon-forest tropical-deforestation amazonia gold-mining

We tracked 300,000 trees only to find that rainforests are losing their power to help humanity

Scientists behind a major new study explain how they discovered these forests are becoming less able to sequester carbon.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  rainforests  scientists-at-work  carbon-sinks  congo  tropical-forests

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