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Drought and tropical soil emissions

Past research implied that positive feedback might exist between climate change and greenhouse-gas emissions from soil. A study finds that drought-induced declines in such emissions from tropical forests could counter climate change.

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Figure 1: Luquillo Experimental Forest.

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Cleveland, C., Sullivan, B. Drought and tropical soil emissions. Nature 489, 211–212 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/489211a

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