National Accounts Extensions
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Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK and GB
In 2010, the total area of the UK covered by woodland was 3.1 million hectares, 12.7 per cent of the UK land area; the highest since records began in 1924.
Emissions of chemicals that can cause acid rain were 12.4 per cent lower in 2009 than in 2008. The level of emissions, 2.2 million tonnes of S02 equivalent, was the lowest level since records began in 1990.
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