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The 'lungs of the planet' are on fire

The Brazilian Amazon has experienced over 74,000 fires already this year. Image: REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Aylin Woodward
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A satellite image from the NOAA shows parts of the western Amazon rainforest on fire on August 12.
A satellite image from the NOAA shows parts of the western Amazon rainforest on fire on August 12. Image: NOAA
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A tract of Amazon jungle that was burned by loggers and farmers in Amazonas state, Brazil, on August 20.
A tract of Amazon jungle that was burned by loggers and farmers in Amazonas state, Brazil, on August 20. Image: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
Wildfires rage near Batagay, in Russia's Sakha Republic, on June 11.
Wildfires rage near Batagay, in Russia's Sakha Republic, on June 11. Image: Pierre Markuse/Flickr
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