African Tropical Rainforest: Flexing Its Muscles in Times of Stress

April 2014
CO2 Science;4/30/2014, Vol. 17 Issue 18, p8
The article discusses the effect of environmental stress on the tropical rainforests in Africa. Topics covered include the drought experienced in the region, impact of drought on deforestation patterns and effect on precipitation in the rainforests. Also mentioned is the overall warming trend in the different areas of Africa.


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