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Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests

October 8, 2019 - General

New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially increasing atmospheric CO2 and methane through burn events and farming, according to geographical research at The University of Texas at Austin published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Pictured is the Birds of Paradise (BOP) ancient Maya wetland…

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