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medio ambiente

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Petition to World Wildlife Fund, Donald J. Trump

Autoridades tomen cargo acerca del amazonas

On Monday afternoon, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, went dark — but it wasn't some strange cosmic event. Powerful winds carried the smoke from forest fires burning nearly 1,700 miles away, reported the BBC. Almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil's space research center INPE, according to Reuters. It's a record number this year, the agency said. NASA said the satellite observations revealed the "total fire activity in the Amazon basin" was slightly below average, compared to the past 15 years. The state of Amazonas declared a national emergency earlier this month due to the fires. It is the fourth most affected area in Brazil this summer, reports Euronews. The fires blaze as the concern for the future of the Amazon is high. Since taking office in January, Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon rainforest and indigenous peoples in order to benefit loggers, miners and farmers who helped get him elected. Bolsonaro, whose anti-environment rhetoric has included a pledge to end "Shiite ecologist activism," has questioned the latest official figures showing deforestation increased 88% in June compared with the same period last year. He uses the word "Shiite" as a synonym for radicalism rather than denoting a branch of Islam. The amazona gives us the 20% of oxygen every year and miles of animals are dying please share .  

Andrea Lepine
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