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Amazon Drought Releases More CO2 Than US

A Sink Becomes a Source A new study in Science predicts that last year’s drought in the Amazon rainforest, its worst on record, will lead to carbon emissions of about 8 billion metric tons by the end of this year, or 2.6 … Continue reading

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The River Vanishes

While Colombia drowns, the Amazon is drying. National Geographic has a slideshow on the Rio Negro, a major tributary of the Amazon, which has … dropped to a depth of about 46 feet (14 meters)—the lowest point since record-keeping began … Continue reading

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Record Drought in the Amazon

The Amazon is finally coming out of a record drought, which began last April. According to the latest post from Wunder Blog : Weather Underground, less than 75% of the expected annual rain fell in the southern Amazon, and the … Continue reading

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