deforestation

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Himalayan villages are growing food in the forests, a traditional model that can fight both land clearing and world hunger.

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Global vegetation has increased by the equivalent of 4 billion tonnes of carbon – despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics.

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Observations from space have shown the world overall is getting greener despite deforestation and drought, write Yi Liu, Albert Van Dijk and Pep Canadell.