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Region and period of investigation. The study is performed over the deforested regions of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, which lie between 65° W, 60°...

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Biosphere–atmosphere interactions: Deforestation size influences rainfall

The average size of cleared areas in the Amazon (pictured) has increased over many regions since the 1980s. Deforestation modifies regional moisture cycling as...

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Addendum: Biomass enables the transition to a carbon-negative power system across western North America

Nature Climate Change 5, 230–234 (2015); published online 9 February 2015; addendum published after print 2 March 2017. The authors omitted to cite a paper32...

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Marine microbiology: Plasticity under acidification

Biol. Lett. 13, 20160774 (2017) IAN CUMING/IKON IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES Ocean acidification has been shown to have different effects on different phytoplankton species. Studies on the effects...

The key role of forests in meeting climate targets requires science for credible mitigation

Figure 2 compares the historical LULUCF trend from our analysis with three other well-known global LULUCF data sets: (i) latest country reports to UNFCCC (refs 13,15,16,20); (ii) FAOSTAT...

Hydrology: Increasing river flood risk

Earth's Future http://doi.org/bzpc (2017) GARY DYSON / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO The hydrological cycle is predicted to strengthen with global warming, increasing the amount and intensity of...

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