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Deforestation in the Amazon is causing parts of it to release more carbon than it absorbs

A truck drives through a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo SEARCH "AMAZON POY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2019 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. - RC2JPD9RN2RD

Heavy logging in parts of the Amazon rain forest, has reduced its ability to absorb carbon. Image: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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