Brazil Amazon fires surge in July, worrying experts

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The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 per cent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, fuelling fears the world’s biggest rainforest will again be devastated by fires this year.Brazil’s national space agency, INPE, identified 6,803 fires in the Amazon region in July 2020, up from 5,318 the year before, about a 28 per cent increase.The figure is all the more troubling given that 2019 was already a devastating year for fires in the Amazon, triggering global…
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