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Climate Warming Unlikely to Cause Near-term Extinction of Amazon Trees, But Threats Remain
December 14, 2012
A new genetic analysis has revealed that many Amazon tree species are likely to survive human-caused climate warming in the coming century, contrary to previous findings that temperature increases would cause them to die out.
University of Michigan
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