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Panama isle is nerve center for climate researchers

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


In a manmade lake in the Panama Canal sits an island whose compact jungle is teeming with researchers studying biodiversity and climate change -- a tropical outcrop hailed as vital for understanding the world's forests.

Barro Colorado Island is 15.6 square kilometers (six square miles), roughly four times the size of New York's Central Park.





Source: AFP