G-7 nations pledge $40 million to fight Amazon fires

08/27/2019

PORTO VELHO, Brazil  — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich…

THE AMAZON IS BURNING: Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates

Agence France Presse 08/22/2019

The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over rampant destruction of the Amazon. Nearly 73,000 fires were recorded between…

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