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Fire-hit timber towns should become carbon sinks

By Katie Burgess
The Canberra Times
January 16, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

AUSTRALIA — Timber towns ravaged by bushfires burning in south-eastern NSW and Victoria should become carbon sinks, instead of returning to logging operations, a Canberra academic has argued. The longer term future of forestry in the states is unclear, with millions of hectares burnt out this summer. In East Gippsland, it is feared up to 40 per cent of the state forest allocated to be harvested had been destroyed. …Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce a support package for businesses impacted by fires on Thursday. But Professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society said these areas should use the fires as a trigger to transition away from logging.

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