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Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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More fires flare up in Amazon as Brazil warplanes fight blazes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Brazil's army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Brazil bans burning for two months to defuse Amazon crisis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Wednesday to ban burning throughout the country for two months, government sources cited in local media said, as the authorities scramble... more
NASA's ECOSTRESS detects Amazon fires from space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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In Brazil's rainforests, the worst fires are likely still to come  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Brazil accepts planes from Chile to fight Amazon fires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Amazon fires  ESA · 3 weeks
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