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The Congo rainforest is losing its ability to absorb carbon dioxide. That’s bad for climate change.

The Congo rainforest is losing its ability to absorb carbon dioxide. That’s bad for climate change.

Scientists have determined that trees in the Congo Basin of central Africa are losing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, raising alarms about the health of the world’s second-largest contiguous rainforest and its ability to store greenhouse gases linked to climate change. A study published Wednesday, March 4, in the …

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Tropical forests’ ability to absorb carbon nearing ‘tipping point’ and could soon accelerate climate crisis, study finds

Tropical forests’ ability to absorb carbon nearing ‘tipping point’ and could soon accelerate climate crisis, study finds

The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years. A global research team, led by the University of Leeds, say they fear the world’s remaining undisturbed tropical forests may have already begun to …

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