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The Amazon is Now Emitting More Greenhouse Gases Than it is Absorbing

False colour satellite imagery showing landcover types in and around the Amazon Rainforest. 2018. Credit NASA Earth Observatory (Public Domain)

The Amazon is Earth’s largest tropical rainforest with its own self-sustainaing regional climate and hydrological system. It contains a diversity of forests — from montane to mangroves — across a range of distinct soils and substrates, supported by a biogeochemically-diverse riverine network that drives extensive seasonal rainfall. It has been clear for a while that this…




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