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Scientists Fear Amazon May Face Early Destruction

Christiane Ehringhaus, who studies the Amazon for the Center for International Forestry Research, says she would not be surprised if the Amazon's future is bleaker than previously expected. She says the cycle of drying may have contributed to, and been intensified by, widespread forest fires in 2005. "You saw fires in areas of the Amazon that hadn't been detected even as flammable in previous models. So you saw forest fires that are undetectable from space that do tremendous damage and dry up the forest for subsequent fires," said Ehringhaus.
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