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Playing with fire could turn the Amazon into a carbon source

Amazon forest area is burnt in rural Novo Progresso.

A section of the Amazon burns in Novo Progresso, Brazil, in 2019. Fires are likely to ravage larger areas of the forest even if greenhouse-gas emissions fall. Credit: Gustavo Basso/NurPhoto/Getty

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Nature 577, 296 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00028-1

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