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Paola Perez GENI Intern

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Paola Pérez, from Colombia, came to GENI to do some research on renewable energy on Colombia. She spoke about her investigation and experiences at GENI.

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Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire

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Barbara Fraser and The Daily Climate
Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire
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Scientists used to think the Amazon was too wet to burn, but a warming Atlantic Ocean is drawing moisture away from the rainforest

MOYOBAMBA, Peru – Karina Pinasco watched in dismay as flames on a hillside at the edge of town lit up the sky one night in October 2010. A farmer had intended to clear a few hectares of land to plant coffee bushes, but the fire – set during an unusually hot, dry spell – quickly got out of hand.

Propelled by winds and high temperatures, it burned for 10 days, charring more than 250 acres of land. ... Read more about Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire

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