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Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

Reuters

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Modified 2 Aug 2020, 2:16 am

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28 percent in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest.

Brazil's space research agency Inpe recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon last month, up from 5,318 in July 2019....

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