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Why are wildfires getting worse and what can be done to stop them?

France, like other European countries, has been battling wildfires this summer. Image: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Michael Taylor

Asia correspondent and sub-editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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A local sprays water as wildfire burns at the village of Vrisa, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, July 24, 2022. Image: REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A view shows burnt trees after a wildfire in Verin, Spain August 4, 2022. Image: REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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