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Destruction of tropical forests worldwide increased in 2019, study shows


The worldwide destruction of tropical forests increased last year, according to a recent study.

Data recorded by the environmental research group World Resources Institute and the University of Maryland revealed the global loss of old-growth, or primary, tropical forest -- 9.3 million acres, an area nearly the size of Switzerland -- was about three percent higher than in 2018 and the third-largest loss since 2002.


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