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Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds — A study looking at the carbon storage of forests in southern China finds that each additional tree species introduced to a plantation could add 6% to its total carbon stocks. The findings suggest that afforestation programmes …

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Guest post: How use of land in pursuit of 1.5°C could impact biodiversity

Prof Pete Smith is professor of soils & global change at the University of Aberdeen and a coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) forthcoming special report on climate change and land — Since the global-warming limits of “well below 2°C” and 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels were enshrined in the Paris …

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