Amazon Conservation News

At the end of the 2018 fire season in the Amazon Forest, Greenpeace captured this image of forest burning in the Brazilian state of Para. CREDIT: © Daniel Beltrá / Greenpeace

Amazon rainforest fires leave São Paulo in the dark

Forest fires in Brazil jumped 85 percent this year in the wake of soaring deforestation rates, environmentalists say. In the afternoon of August 19, São Paulo’s skies suddenly turned black, spurring discussion about the linkage between the fires and the phenomenon.
At the end of the 2018 fire season in the Amazon Forest, Greenpeace captured this image of forest burning in the Brazilian state of Para. CREDIT: © Daniel Beltrá / Greenpeace
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