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Amazon basin is becoming a carbon source

Feb 13, 2020 17:30 IST

Researchers from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research have found that almost 20 percent of one of the world's largest carbon sinks is releasing more carbon dioxide than it is absorbing. The deforested section of the Amazon forest is becoming a carbon source, a decade-long study shows. According to reports, researchers have been measuring greenhouse gases by flying an aircraft fitted with sensors over different parts of the Amazon basin.