Dam Reservoirs May Be Bigger Sources of Carbon Emissions Than We Thought

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As a matter of fact, it looks like they release twice as much carbon as they store.

Dams were once thought to sequester carbon in the sediment that piled up in their reservoirs. But new research based on 30 years’ worth of data, suggests they may release potentially huge amounts of carbon, and the problem may only be getting worse.

LINK (via: Popular Science)

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