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Two severe Amazon droughts in five years alarms scientists

February 4th, 2011 by University of Leeds

New research shows that the 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region’s rain forests than the unusual 2005 drought, which was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event. Analyses of rainfall across 5.3 million square kilometres of Amazonia during the 2010 dry season, published in Science, shows that the drought […]