Waterways Emit More CO2 Than Previously Believed, Study Says

Yale Environment 360: Rivers and streams in the U.S. release substantially more carbon into the atmosphere than previously NASASatellite view of the Mississippi River assumed, a new study finds. According to the study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, a significant amount of carbon absorbed by plants and trees ends up in waterways before ultimately being released into the atmosphere. Using geospatial data to model the movement of carbon dioxide from more than 4,000 rivers and streams across the U.S., researchers......

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