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A Record Number of Fires Are Currently Burning Across the Amazon Rainforest

1 month ago   |   By Time

The Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of forest fires this year, according to Brazil's Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, a space research center. The INPE detects and tracks fires through satellites - in other words, the current blazes are large enough that, collectively, they are visible from space.
The INPE said Tuesday that it has so far detected an 83% increase from the same time period in 2018, Reuters reports. It's the highest number of fires recorded since 2013, when record-keeping began. The space research agency said satellite images have spotted 9,507 new fires...
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

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

1 month ago   |   By KETV

The smoke has reached one city more than 1,700 miles away, even making it pitch black during the day apparently due to smoke and ash.
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

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

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change.
The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country's space research center, the National Institute for Space Research , began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday.
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%...
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