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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest
Seattle WA (SPX) May 22, 2013 - The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen. Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ground to decompose or get washed away by the region's plentiful rainfall. Until recently people believed much of the rain forest's carbon floated down the Amazon River and ended up deep in the ocean ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Amazon_River_exhales_virtually_all_carbon_taken_up_by_rain_forest_999.html

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