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Ecologists Report Huge Storm Losses in China's Forests

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Science  07 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5868, pp. 1318-1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5868.1318

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Last week, China's State Forestry Administration announced that winter storms have damaged 20.86 million hectares--one-tenth of China's forests and plantations--roughly equivalent to the number of hectares that were reforested between 2003 and 2006.