Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers surge in fires

Irish Times | Aug 2, 2020 at 9:47 AM
  • The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28 per cent in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday.
  • This year, the president authorised a military deployment from May to November to combat deforestation and forest fires.
  • In 2019, Brazil instituted the same temporary policies later in the year, only after fires in the Amazon provoked global outcry in August.