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Science and Environment

Rena Fulgencio, editor

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Our forests, our survival and future

Protecting the earth’s nearly four billion hectares (one hectare is 2.47 acres) of remaining forests, and replanting those already lost, are both essential for restoring the earth’s health and ensuring a foundation for a sustainable economy. Reducing rainfall runoff and associated flooding and soil erosion, recycling rainfall inland, and restoring aquifer recharge depend on simultaneously reducing pressure on existing forests and on reforestation of areas where forests have been cleared through logging or burning.
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