Amazon rainforest will bear cost of biofuel policies in Brazil

"Indirect land-use change could considerably compromise the GHG savings from growing biofuels, mainly by pushing rangeland frontier into the Amazon forest and Brazilian Cerrado savanna," Lapola and colleagues write. "In our simulations, there is an expansion of 121,970 sq km of rangeland into forest areas, and 46,000 sq km into other native habitats, due to the expansion of biofuel croplands." Full Story »

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The writing is a little obtuse. The logic and data behind the recommendations is a bit hard to follow, and pier review is not given.

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