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Researchers Find Ancient Carbon Resurfacing in Lakes
October 4, 2012
A new study reveals that a significant amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from lakes and rivers in Southern Québec, Canada, is very old--approximately 1,000 to 3,000 years old--challenging the current models of long-term carbon storage in lakes and rivers.
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