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Microbe community changes may reduce Amazon’s ability to lock up carbon dioxide

Microbe community changes may reduce Amazon’s ability to lock up carbon dioxide

UT Arlington researchers focusing on the Amazon recently found that widespread conversion from rainforest to pastureland has significant effects on microorganism communities that may lead to a reduction in the region’s role as a reservoir for greenhouse gas. The Amazon rainforest is the largest terrestrial reservoir or «sink» for carbon dioxide, a gas that has […]