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Amazon Rainforest Fire: Amazon Rainforest Is Ablaze, Turning Day Into Night In Brazil

Huge tracts of the Amazon, which serves as the lungs of the planet by taking in carbon dioxide, storing it in soils and producing oxygen, are ablaze. Smoke from the widespread fires has turned day into night in Sao Paulo, and intensified a controversy over the ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Amazon fire: Rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warn

Wildfires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) have detected 72,843 fires in 2019, a surge of 83 percent over ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire?

The Amazon rainforest is burning record numbers of fires this year with smoke being seen from space. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) satellite data showed an 83 percent increase in the same period in 2018. The space agency ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Brazil's Amazon rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns

Wildfires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) have detected 72,843 fires in 2019, a surge of 83 percent over ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Amazon rainforest fire – what caused the fire and when did it start?

Unfortunately, there are countless fires in the Amazon rainforest which make it hard - if not impossible - to predict exactly when it started. Having said that, the fires have increased recently, with more than 9,500 infernos since Thursday, according to INPE.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

There have been a total of 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. That's more than an 80% increase compared with the same period last year. The Amazon is often referred to as the planet's lungs, producing 20% ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting fires in Amazon rainforest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of setting fires in the Amazon rainforest after the government pulled their funding, although he presented no evidence. Bolsonaro said the administration is ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Brazil's president has a new, evidence-free theory about who's to blame for a record number of fires in the Amazon

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that nongovernmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How to help the Amazon rainforest: 9 things you can do during the fires and beyond

Global warming's catastrophic effects are on full display as Siberia, Alaska, and Brazil's Amazon rainforest burn. The Amazon wildfires are particularly alarming as scientists have said that trees are the planet's first line of defense against global warming.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the world's biggest rainforest. A surge of blazes in several Amazonian states ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Amazon rainforest fires rage in sobering views from space

Recent satellite images of the Amazon rainforest show pervasive streaks of white. But it's not all clouds. It's smoke from thousands of wildfires tearing through the undergrowth. The very concept of a rainforest evokes images of a wet, humid climate, but the ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fires in Amazon rainforest up more than 80% this year, scientists warn

Wildfires are common during Brazil's dry season but are also deliberately started for the illegal deforestation of land for cattle ranching, the BBC reported. Scientists warn that if the Amazon fires reach a "point of no return," the forests could be replaced by ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is on fire: Cause, scope, and how you can help

Officials say the Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the rising number of fires in the region. So far this year, almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil's space research center INPE.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Amazon rainforest fire – how and when did the fire start and how big is it?

Unfortunately, there are countless fires in the Amazon rainforest which make it hard - if not impossible - to say exactly when this outbreak started. Having said that, the fires have increased recently, with more than 9,500 infernos since Thursday, August 15, ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro claims without evidence that NGOs are setting fires in Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the world's biggest rainforest. A surge of fires in several Amazonian states this ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The fires in the Amazon were likely set intentionally

Cattle ranching is responsible for as much as 80% of the ongoing deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. A significant portion of the global beef supply, including much of the UK's corned beef supply, originates on land that was once Amazon rainforest and is ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Amazon Rainforest Is Ablaze, Turning Day Into Night In Brazil

Huge tracts of the Amazon, which serves as the lungs of the planet by taking in carbon dioxide, storing it in soils and producing oxygen, are ablaze. Smoke from the widespread fires has turned day into night in Sao Paulo, and intensified a controversy over the ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019