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Climate: Counting carbon in the Amazon

If the next climate treaty tackles deforestation, tropical nations will need to monitor the biomass of their forests. One ecologist has worked out a way to do that from the sky, finds Jeff Tollefson.

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Tollefson, J. Climate: Counting carbon in the Amazon. Nature 461, 1048–1052 (2009).

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