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Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.

Brazil accepts planes from Chile to fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he has accepted four planes from Chile to help fight Amazon fires, and he accused the French president of portraying himself as "the one and only person" concerned about ...

Respiratory ailments rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems—particularly among children and the elderly—have increased as fires in the region rage.

Brazilian firefighters toil in Amazon region hazy with smoke

Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed them to a fast-spreading ...

G7 pledges millions to fight Amazon fires

The G7 will give $20 million (18 million euros) to send firefighting planes to tackle the blazes engulfing parts of the Amazon, the presidents of France and Chile said Monday.

The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at ...

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