Mongabay: Large branches fall from the western Amazon rainforest canopy at a surprising rate
18th November 2016

Mongabay: Large branches fall from the western Amazon rainforest canopy at a surprising rate

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Amazon forests conjure visions of lush canopies, not giant branches crashing to the ground. But according to a recent study, published in Environmental Research Letters, dead branches frequently fall from the tops of trees in the Amazon, releasing a startling amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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