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12 Nov 2023

Amazon Drought Threatens Climate and Hydropower Electricity Production

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A historic drought across South America threatens the Amazon rainforest's role as a carbon dioxide sink. The extreme heat and water shortages cause tree death, releasing CO2 and moisture, prompting a cycle that threatens more trees. The drought could raise the region's emissions and affect clean hydropower dependent countries. Colombia has started selling energy to drought-hit Ecuador. [Source](