The National Institute for Space Research recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon rainforest last month, compared to 5,318 in the same month of 2019.
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Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 2020 Republic Day parade.
Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns
Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on 2 January, 2019, has been under fire after his environmental policies led to rapid acceleration in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest
The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.
'They are worthy of support': Leonardo DiCaprio responds to Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro's claim that actor 'funded Amazon fires'
Leonardo DiCaprio has refuted the accusations made by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that the Hollywood actor funded nonprofit organisations who are behind the Amazon forest fires
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Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro accuses actor Leonardo DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence
Bolsonaro appeared to be commenting on social media postings claiming that WWF had paid for images taken by volunteer firefighters that it then supposedly used to solicit donations, including a USD 500,000 contribution from DiCaprio
Fires more numerous in Brazil’s Cerrado than Amazon, shows govt data; experts say flames advancing due to high temperatures
Fires are now more numerous in Brazil's Cerrado region, a vast tropical savanna, than in the Amazon rainforest, data published on Wednesday by the National Institute for Space Research show
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns climate change is a global threat to human rights, says 'Amazon fires are burning up our future'
UN human right chief Michelle Bachelet said that climate change is a rapidly growing and a global threat to human rights and said that incidents like fires raging in the Amazon are 'burning up our future'.
'Truly ugly': Brazilian minister echoes Jair Bolsonaro's attack on French first lady Brigitte Macron's looks
A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was "truly ugly" on Thursday, only days after the country's president appeared to endorse an attack on her appearance
The fires are also endangering the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, built in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Fire and stressful events cause changes to plants which aren’t permanently fixed within their genetic code
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires
Jair Bolsonaro has previously cited Bic pens, which are cheap and commonly used in Brazil, as a sign of austerity after the expenses of his predecessors
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo to head to Washington to thank Donald Trump for support during Amazon crisis
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's son is set to travel to Washington on Friday to thank Donald Trump for his support during the crisis surrounding the fires in the Amazon rainforest.
There are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.
Leaders of Amazon countries to meet on 6 September to decide rainforests' future, says Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires.
Half the 82,000+ fires still burning in Brazil are in the Amazon basin, even as military, troops help battle them.
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro accused France & other rich countries for treating the region like a 'colony.'
Brazil’s governments, centre & state, maybe at the frontline of protection, but the rest of the world has a key role to play.
In forest fires, flames advance just 200 to 300 metres a day and burns only leaf and fallen wood.