Satellite data shows Amazon rainforest burning at record rates

(Worthy News) – Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, data from international space agencies indicate.

The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research on Tuesday said its satellite data showed there have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year — with more than half in the Amazon region — an 84 percent increase from the same period in 2018.

The European Union’s satellite program, Copernicus, released a map Monday showing smoke spreading along nearly half the country into Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. [ Source: UPI (Read More…) ]

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