Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
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Brazil Amazon fires surge in July, worrying experts

  • Environmentalists expressed concern at the rise because August traditionally marks the beginning of the fire season
  • The fires are largely set to clear land illegally for farming, ranching and mining

Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
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