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Orbiting Carbon Observatory

2000-Year High in Annual CO2 Emissions Set During 2015-2016 El Nino

Drought and high temperatures compromised the health of tropical rain forests across South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the 2015/2016 El Nino, leading to a spike in carbon dioxide emissions, according to an analysis of data from the NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory.

Amazon Has Second 100-Year-Drought in Five Years – May Soon Become Carbon Emitter

Amazon drought may shift region from carbon sink to carbon emitter Typically, the Amazon rainforest acts as a carbon sink, absorbing on average 1.5 billion metric tons of CO2 annually. Researchers in the UK and Brazil are now concerned that the role of, the Amazon may turn to an emitter of carbon emitter due to changing conditions in the region….

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Enviro News Wrap: Brooklyn Superfund Site; Tougher Regulations for Drinking Water; Amazon Drought, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A canal in Brooklyn has been listed as a Superfund site. If you don’t know what a Superfund site is, click here. EPA Chief Lisa Jackson has been quite a productive pick over George Bush’s obstructionist appointment. Now she is proposing stricter standards for toxic…

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