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Amazon Basin drought stunts planet’s ‘green lungs’

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Intense drought across much of Brazil is impacting the country’s vast hydropower network (Pic: Flickr/CIFOR/Neil Palmer)

Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s vital ability to store atmospheric carbon

July 22, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed once again that if the Amazon rainforest is one of the planet’s “green lungs”, it may be running short of breath.  Continue reading Amazon Basin drought stunts planet’s ‘green lungs’