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The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Climate scientists fear a tipping point is near 26.8.2019 LA Times: Science

Land-grabbers in Brazil are slashing and burning the Amazon rainforest. If too many trees are removed, Earth's climate could lose a critical buffer.

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Amazon fires: G7 leaders close to agreeing plan to help, says Macron 26.8.2019 BBC: World
President Emmanuel Macron suggests G7 leaders are close to agreeing a plan to help the rainforest.
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G-7 Leaders Ready to Help Battle Amazon Wildfires with "Technical and Financial Means" 26.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The French President told reporters that G-7 leaders agreed to take action to fight fires in Brazil.
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'Painting' the ghost forests of the Mid-Atlantic Coast 25.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A photographer uses watercolors sensitized to light to make ethereal images of dying trees on the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. As sea levels rise, these haunting sights will only continue to grow.
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Look No Further Than Brazil’s Amazon Fire for the Dangers of Deregulation 24.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took power this year promising to open the Amazon rainforest to industry, roll back environmental and indigenous protections, and stack his Cabinet with ideologues who dismiss climate change as a Marxist hoax. But the record wildfires now raging […]
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Authorizes Military to Battle Massive Amazon Rainforest Fire 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Amazon rainforest is vital in that it not only provides so much oxygen, but that the burning of the forest is also a roadblock in the battle against global warming.
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Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered 23.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
You had many questions about the fires burning through the Amazon. Here are some of the answers.
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Amazon Rainforest Fires: Protesters Hit Streets of London, Paris and Other World Cities to Blast Brazil's Bolsonaro 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Recently released figures from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research showed an 83 percent increase in fire outbreaks in Brazil in comparison to the same period in 2018.
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Amazon Rainforest Fires: What Could the Long-term Damage Be As Deforestation Edges Closer to 'Tipping Point From Which There Is No Return' 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"When forest land is cleared by fire for agricultural production, we lose it forever," said Meg Symington of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
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'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest' 23.8.2019 BBC: World
Members of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.
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In pictures: Wildfires ignite across Indonesia 23.8.2019 BBC: World
Fires in the archipelago have now been burning for more than two weeks.
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Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning ', Macron warns ahead of G7 23.8.2019 BBC: World
The French president calls for the Amazon's record number of fires to be discussed at the G7 summit.
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'Stop the Burning of Amazon Rainforest' Petition Garners Over 750,000 Signatures 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We are asking the authorities to set up an inquiry to investigate what is leading to the increase in fires in this region and hold the culprits to account."
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#PrayForTheAmazon: Videos of Amazon Rainforest Fire Show Continued Devastation in Brazil 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Amazon is still engulfed in flames.
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Wildfires Are Becoming so Frequent and Intense They Are Turning Forests From Carbon Sinks Into Climate Heaters | Opinion 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Boreal forests store one-third of all terrestrial carbon—but for how long?
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How to Help the Amazon Rain Forest As Brazil's Wildfires Ravage the 'Lungs of the Earth' 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are certain steps you can take to help reduce your impact on the Amazon.
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Brazil environment minister heckled over Amazon fires 22.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ricardo Salles is booed after figures suggest a record number of fires are burning in Brazil.
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Siberia just experienced wildfires on a staggering scale. Russia is rethinking how to fight them 22.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Russia changed its policy on extinguishing remote forest fires four years ago. Now the Kremlin is considering changing the way it fights fires.

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#PrayforAmazonia: Photos of Amazon Rainforest Fire Show Devastation of One of World's Largest Ecosystem 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest this week.
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Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns 21.8.2019 BBC: World
Brazil's space research agency says fires in the Amazon rose 83% amid deforestation.
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