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European space agency images show marked increase in Amazon air pollution in August after forest fires
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European space agency images show marked increase in Amazon air pollution in August after forest fires

New satellite images published on Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month

The tallest trees in the Amazon rainforests are safe from the raging wildfires
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The tallest trees in the Amazon rainforests are safe from the raging wildfires

The giant Dinizia Excelsa species measures upto 88 meters, with a circumference of 5.50 meters.

Mining, livestock and deforestation along with wildfires threaten the Amazon forest
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Mining, livestock and deforestation along with wildfires threaten the Amazon forest

It might be too little too late for a country that has lost 1.2 million hectares of grassland and forest to fires since May.

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

'Fire is coming closer and closer': Brazil's indigenous communities speak out as Amazon rainforest blaze rages on
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'Fire is coming closer and closer': Brazil's indigenous communities speak out as Amazon rainforest blaze rages on

According to Brazil's National Space Research Institute, an estimated 3,553 fires are now burning on 148 indigenous territories in the Amazon region.

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.

‘Fire of a lifetime’: Dispute over European aid continues while people grapple with respiratory problems due to Amazon forest blaze
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‘Fire of a lifetime’: Dispute over European aid continues while people grapple with respiratory problems due to Amazon forest blaze

Acrimony between Brazil and European countries seeking to help fight Amazon fires deepened on Tuesday, jeopardising hopes of global unity over how to protect a region seen as vital to the health of the planet.

'Emmanuel Macron must take care of his home and colonies': Brazil after rejecting aid from G7 countries to fight Amazon forest blaze
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'Emmanuel Macron must take care of his home and colonies': Brazil after rejecting aid from G7 countries to fight Amazon forest blaze

Tensions have risen between France and Brazil after Macron tweeted that the fires burning in the Amazon basin amounted to an international crisis and should be discussed as a top priority at the G7 summit.

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.

British govt pledges £10 million to help restore fire-ravaged Amazon, says Boris Johnson at G7 Summit in France
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British govt pledges £10 million to help restore fire-ravaged Amazon, says Boris Johnson at G7 Summit in France

The pledge came after Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting G7 summit, said that world leaders had agreed to help countries affected by wildfires

Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5mn to local organisations committed to aid Amazon Fires
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Leonardo DiCaprio's new environmental fund pledges $5mn to local organisations committed to aid Amazon Fires

Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance foundation will demarcate the money between five local organisations which are 'combating the fires and providing relief to the communities impacted'

Brazil Army to douse Amazon rainforest fires after hundreds of new area flare up
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Brazil Army to douse Amazon rainforest fires after hundreds of new area flare up

Chanting 'Bolsonaro leave, Amazon stay', protesters demanded the government do more to protect the forest.

Amazon forest fires: Amid global anger at Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro sends army to combat blaze as EU threatens scrapping trade deal
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Amazon forest fires: Amid global anger at Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro sends army to combat blaze as EU threatens scrapping trade deal

US President Donald Trump – whose sceptical views on climate change Bolsonaro shares – called the Brazilian president to offer help, if needed, in dealing with the wildfires.

Merkel backs Macron's call to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 Summit, says burning of rainforest 'acute emergency'
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Merkel backs Macron's call to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 Summit, says burning of rainforest 'acute emergency'

The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an 'acute emergency' and Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it should be discussed by world leaders when they meet for this weekend's G7 summit, her spokesman said on Friday.

UN, France raise concern over raging wildfire 'crisis' in the Amazon rainforest
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UN, France raise concern over raging wildfire 'crisis' in the Amazon rainforest

Called it an 'international crisis', French President Macron called on a G-7 meeting to discuss the emergency.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro admits to farmers setting Amazon forest ablaze illegally, tells foreign powers not to meddle in issue
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro admits to farmers setting Amazon forest ablaze illegally, tells foreign powers not to meddle in issue

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere

Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Disha Patani share concerns over Amazon rainforest fire
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Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Disha Patani share concerns over Amazon rainforest fire

Bollywood celebs, including Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, and Akshay Kumar, have shared their thoughts on the Amazon rainforest wildfire.

#PrayforAmazonia trends on Twitter as netizens, environmentalists blame Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for Amazon forest blaze
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#PrayforAmazonia trends on Twitter as netizens, environmentalists blame Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for Amazon forest blaze

After assuming office on 1 January, Bolsonaro made number of promises, including to restore the country's economy by finding other uses for the Amazon forest. During his campaign, he had vowed to not set aside a single "centimetre" more land for Indigenous reserves if elected to power.