July 31, 2020

Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands hit by record fires in July

Brasília (AFP) – The Pantanal, the largest tropical wetlands in the world, suffered a record number of fires in July, according to satellite data, prompting the Brazilian government to deploy the army to fight them.Brazil’s national space agency, INPE, identified 1,669 fires this month in the Brazilian Pantanal, triple the number from July 2019 and the worst month on record since it began tracking in 1998.Previously, the worst month was July 2005, with 1,259 fires.Fires in the first seven months of the year also tripled from the same period last year, with a total of 4,203 — even though 2019 …

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