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Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought.

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second- largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming.

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