Amazon’s double dry spell worries scientists

Agenece France -Presse: A pair of unusually severe droughts have parched the Amazon in recent years, raising concern about the rainforest's future as a major absorber of carbon emissions, said a study on Thursday. A rare drought in 2005 was billed as a once-in-a-hundred-years event, but then it was followed by another drought in 2010 that may have been even worse, said the team of British and Brazilian experts in the journal Science. Since the droughts killed many trees, the scientists predict that the Amazon will......

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