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Drought and fire change sink to source

Aircraft have captured the 'breath' of the Amazon forest — carbon emissions over the Amazon basin. The findings raise concerns about the effects of future drought and call for a reassessment of how fire is used in the region. See Letter p.76

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Figure 1: Deforestation fire in the southeastern Amazon.



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