China V UK: China's three biggest power companies emitted more greenhouse gases last year than the whole of the United Kingdom, a Greenpeace report said. Inefficient plants and heavy reliance on coal were hindering the country's efforts to tackle global warming.
Amazon releasing more CO2: As loggers move into denser regions of Brazil's Amazon forest, US researchers warned trees in the interiors will release 25 per cent more carbon into the atmosphere than the trees on the outskirts. They analyzed Brazil's deforestation data from 2001 to 2007.
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