Just 1 percent of Amazon’s trees hold half of its carbon

Big, abundant species outweigh their neighbors when it comes to keeping greenhouse gases out of the air

Amazon rainforest

THE 1 PERCENT  The trees of the Amazon rainforest hold a lot of carbon, but around half of the rainforest’s carbon storage is wrapped up in just 1 percent of its tree species.

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