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Fires in Brazil's Amazon forests up 28% in July
The Hindu | 02/08/2020 07:13 AM | Click to read full article
Experts said the fire numbers indicate the government’s response is not being effective and also point to the possibility that this year’s dry season will be even more prone to fires than last year. The deforestation index also has remained high this year until July, compared to the last couple of years.
Trends in the Amazon are worrisome. The tendency is that this will be a drier year than 2019 and this makes it easier for the fire to spread.