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Image : Long-Term Carbon Storage in Ganges Basin May Portend Global Warming Worsening

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The steep Southern flank of the Himalayas receives heavy rains during the summer monsoon and is densely vegetated. The rivers draining these areas—here the Kali Gandaki River in Nepal—erode relatively recent organic matter. (Photo by Valier Galy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Last updated: November 17, 2014