The Congo Basin -- with its massive, lush tropical rain forest -- was far different 150 million to 200 million years ago. At that time Africa and South America were part of the single continent Gondwana. The Congo Basin was arid, with a small amount of seasonal rainfall, and few bushes or trees populated the landscape, according to a new geochemical analysis of rare ancient soils.
- Central Africa's tropical Congo Basin was arid, treeless in Late JurassicTue, 10 Nov 2009, 18:51:00 EST
- Loss of tropical forests reduces rainWed, 5 Sep 2012, 17:37:30 EDT
- Participatory mapping workshops underway in CongoFri, 25 Mar 2011, 18:34:25 EDT
- Evidence is weak for tropical rainforest 65 million years ago in Africa's low-latitudesThu, 21 Oct 2010, 16:26:18 EDT
- From tropics to poles: Study reveals diversity of life in soilsTue, 18 Oct 2011, 12:36:06 EDT