Scientists and environmental groups ‘alarmed’ by huge rise in Amazon wildfires — NBC News Top Stories

“It’s a terrible sign,” said Ane Alencar, science director at Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM).

Scientists and environmental groups ‘alarmed’ by huge rise in Amazon wildfires — NBC News Top Stories

‘It Is Our Very Governments Who Are Killing the Earth.’ A Brazilian Indigenous Leader Speaks Out On Deforestation in the Amazon — TIME

As TIME reported in its recent special climate issue, the fires from the Amazon seen across the skies of Brazil in August “helped illuminate something the world can no longer ignore.” On the front lines of the fight to protect the land is 46-year-old Benki Pyãnko, who has experienced these significant — and devastating—changes to…

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Fires at Amazon Rainforest Threaten Wildlife As Their Homes, Food Sources Burn Down — KTLA

As flames burn through Brazil’s rainforest, its inhabitants are at risk of losing their homes. The fires pose a serious threat to the Amazon’s delicate balance of ecosystems, putting pressure on already endangered species of animals. Expect a significant loss of wildlife, says Roberto Troya, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean at the…

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Flying Above Amazon Rainforest Fires in Brazil, ‘All You Can See Is Death’ — KTLA

The smoke is so thick, at times the Cessna airplane had to climb to stay out of it. At times your eyes burn and you close the air vents to keep the cabin habitable. Sometimes it is so bad, it is hard to see how bad it actually is on the ground below. Flying above…

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Brazil’s President to Send Military to Help With Massive Wildfires Tearing Through the Amazon Rainforest — KTLA

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil’s Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions in the Amazon…

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