There have been more than 11,000 fires in just one region of the Brazilian Amazon this year

Mongabay: On October 4, 2015, satellite images revealed that there were over 900 fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon. That figure was reported by Brazil’s Institute for Space Research, known as INPE, which said that the region most affected by the fires was the northern state of Amazonas. Some 11,114 forest fires have already been observed in Amazonas this year, a 47 percent increase over the same period last year, according to INPE. Amazonas is not alone in dealing with increased incidence of forest fires.......

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