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Amazon forest fire: Pictures shared on social media with hashtag '#PrayforAmazonas' are several decades old or from other countries, reports AFP
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Amazon forest fire: Pictures shared on social media with hashtag '#PrayforAmazonas' are several decades old or from other countries, reports AFP

Photos purportedly showing fires devouring the Amazon in northern Brazil in recent weeks have flooded social media, but an AFP fact check on Wednesday found that most of the images are decades old or not even in the country.

Amazon forest fires rise by 83%, says Brazil space agency; findings raise concerns over govt's environmental policies
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Amazon forest fires rise by 83%, says Brazil space agency; findings raise concerns over govt's environmental policies

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE

Big Brother-style surveillance study to help discover hidden wildlife in the Amazon
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Big Brother-style surveillance study to help discover hidden wildlife in the Amazon

By 2025, the project hopes to monitor the entire rainforest with 1000 nodes to look at effects of climate change & human activity.

Amazon rainforest is losing its diversity of tree species due to climate change: Study
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Amazon rainforest is losing its diversity of tree species due to climate change: Study

Higher intensity droughts due to deforestation have aggravated the effects of climate change.

Earth's 'Dove' satellites, our eyes in the sky to protect rainforests and resources
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Earth's 'Dove' satellites, our eyes in the sky to protect rainforests and resources

According to a top engineer at Planet Labs, each satellite requires only ten tools to build.

Alphabet wants users to use Google Earth to share stories, photos and videos
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Alphabet wants users to use Google Earth to share stories, photos and videos

Alphabet Inc wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years,

Scientists to study impact on Amazon rainforest if CO2 levels rise
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Scientists to study impact on Amazon rainforest if CO2 levels rise

A group of scientists will gauge the impact on the world's largest rainforest if a time comes when the planet has 30 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2).