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New WWF Report on Grasslands Loss in US Great Plains

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The Plowprint Report: https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/plowprint-report

And summary news article:

Goodbye Grasslands. Goodbye Birds. Goodbye Carbon Sink.

America’s Great Plains are being plowed under at an alarming rate  Nov 30 2016

Much attention has been given to the deforestation in the Amazon and the environmental impacts that go with it. But in 2014, the American Great Plains—an area stretching from Texas into Canada—actually lost more acreage of grasslands than Brazil lost to deforestation, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says. In fact, said Martha Kauffman, WWF’s managing director of the Northern Great Plains program, “America’s Great Plains are being plowed under at an alarming rate.”….

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