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Greenhouse-gas emissions from tropical dams

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Emissions from tropical hydropower are often underestimated and can exceed those of fossil fuel for decades.

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  1. National Institute for Research in Amazonia, C.P. 478, 69.011-970 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

    • Philip M. Fearnside
  2. Institut Català de Ciències del Clima, C/ Doctor Trueta 203, 08005 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

    • Salvador Pueyo

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