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Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons

Sunset colors cut through the smoky haze in the Brazilian Amazon.
Kainaz Amaria
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NPR
Sunset colors cut through the smoky haze in the Brazilian Amazon.

Recent scientific discoveries show that the Amazon rainforest might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could mean even more disastrous ramifications for the fragile ecosystem if deforestation continues unabated.

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.