ARTICLES RELATING TO AMAZON-FIRES

Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

2019-09-01 19:26

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

2019-08-29 21:51

A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil takes effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

2019-08-25 07:33

Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of carbon, with smoke plumes visible thousands of kilometres away.

 

Children in Brazil are struggling to breathe because of all the smoke from the Amazon fires

2019-08-31 10:56

Officials at the Cosme e Damia children's hospital in Porto Velho, on the edge of the Amazon, reported a "sharp increase" in respiratory illnesses.

Tim Cook says Apple will be donating to help preserve the Amazon in the wake of devastating forest fires

2019-08-28 10:15

Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company will donate to help preserve the Amazon after fires have ravaged its forests.

'Every year we have wildfires': Brazil's president insists fires in the Amazon are no worse than normal, as he sends the army in to fight the blazes

2019-08-24 13:55

"We are in a traditionally hot and dry season, with high winds, when every year we have wildfires," Bolsonaro said in a speech Friday.

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