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Europe is losing forest at the alarming rate

Disturbing news. According to data collected by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, alarmingly many trees are being cut down in Europe. According to scientists, the average annual tree cutting down the area in Europe increased by 49%, and biomass loss by as much as 69%.

Research by scientists describes the increase in the scale of deforestation in Europe after 2015. They were published in the scientific journal Nature. Using satellite data and comparing readings from previous years, researchers observed a significant increase in the surface of deforested forests and loss of biomass. The regions where the largest loss was noted are the Iberian Peninsula and the Nordic and Baltic countries, including Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland.