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Brazil forest fire season underway and raising concern
06/08/2021 03:30 PM | Click to read full article
The season of Brazilian forest fires has begun, and early data plus severe drought is sparking concern that nationwide destruction in 2021 will stay at the high levels recorded in the past two years, despite efforts to tamp down the blazes.
The government space agency that uses satellites to monitor fires reported more area burned in the month of July than in any July since 2016. The same was true for June.