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The importance of rain forests to the global carbon system

The Washington Post published a recent article describing the importance of trees and rain forests to the global carbon system.  A healthy forest pulls in carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in the form of trees, which are good for local climate conditions, ecosystem maintenance, and for some agricultural purposes.  You can read the article here.

Source: Governo do Acre c/o: Gleilson Mira, Commons Wikimedia

Source: Governo do Acre c/o: Gleilson Mira, Commons Wikimedia