Drought in the Amazon, Up Close and Personal

NYT: Alvaro del Campo Choked by a long drought, rivers throughout the Amazon rainforest are at historically low levels. You can learn a lot muddling around a forest in the middle of nowhere, but you also learn a lot once you`re back in the city catching up on your e-mail. In the field we worried about why it was raining so little. Back in Iquitos, Peru, we discovered that our field work had coincided with the worst drought ever recorded in the Amazon basin. Reading the previous two-and-a-half weeks......

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