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Amazon basin releasing more carbon than it absorbs

Sky, 15 Jul 2021
An area that covers 28% of the Amazon is losing more carbon as a result of deforestation than it is removing from the atmosphere by the growth of trees.

The new research suggests it can't be relied on in future to mop up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere because human activity is disrupting the delicate ecosystem.

Sky's Science correspondent Thomas Moore takes a closer look at the data

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