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Brazil’s experts raise alarm as Amazon witnesses 28% more fires in July than a year ago
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Brazil’s experts raise alarm as Amazon witnesses 28% more fires in July than a year ago

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.

2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality
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2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality

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
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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

Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster
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Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster

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'
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'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

Daily Bulletin: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR in Hyderabad rape and murder case; Maha Assembly to elect Speaker; Islamic State claims London attack; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR in Hyderabad rape and murder case; Maha Assembly to elect Speaker; Islamic State claims London attack; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR in Hyderabad rape and murder case; Maha Assembly to elect Speaker; Islamic State claims London attack; Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh to address rallies in Jharkhand; day's top stories

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro accuses actor Leonardo DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence
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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
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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'
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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
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'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

Rare Bolivian rock art dating from 1,500 BC destroyed in the Amazon wildfires
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Rare Bolivian rock art dating from 1,500 BC destroyed in the Amazon wildfires

The fires are also endangering the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, built in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Burned plants can recover, even if part of the Amazon's diverse local flora is extinguished
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Burned plants can recover, even if part of the Amazon's diverse local flora is extinguished

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
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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
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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.

NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires
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NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires

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
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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.

Amazon Fires at a 'tipping point' for health of the rainforest: Forestry group Chief
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Amazon Fires at a 'tipping point' for health of the rainforest: Forestry group Chief

Half the 82,000+ fires still burning in Brazil are in the Amazon basin, even as military, troops help battle them.

Amazon Fires: Latest developments on the burning Amazon rainforest region
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Amazon Fires: Latest developments on the burning Amazon rainforest region

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro accused France & other rich countries for treating the region like a 'colony.'

Amazon Fires: 5 things everyone needs to know about the planet's burning lungs
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Amazon Fires: 5 things everyone needs to know about the planet's burning lungs

Brazil’s governments, centre & state, maybe at the frontline of protection, but the rest of the world has a key role to play.

Amazon fires: What are they, why are they so damaging, how can we stop them?
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Amazon fires: What are they, why are they so damaging, how can we stop them?

In forest fires, flames advance just 200 to 300 metres a day and burns only leaf and fallen wood.