Fire risk to increase in the Amazon rainforest

Mongabay: The risk of fire could increase across large parts of the Amazon rainforest due to increasing incident of drought, expansion of road networks, and rural outmigration, said a scientist speaking at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Bonito, Brazil. Maria Uriarte of Columbia University presented research on fire occurrence and frequency in the Peruvian Amazon using data from NASA's MODIS system. She and her colleagues found that fire risk increases......

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