Wildfires are common in the dry season, but satellite data shows a record number so far this year with more than 75,000, most being in the Amazon region. Photo: AFP / Greenpeace / Victor Moriyama
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Amazon wildfires demand an international response

  • Brazilian president must accept outside help to save rainforest that produces one-fifth of world’s oxygen and is home to quarter of plants and creatures

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Wildfires are common in the dry season, but satellite data shows a record number so far this year with more than 75,000, most being in the Amazon region. Photo: AFP / Greenpeace / Victor Moriyama
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