Amazon – earth’s lung

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The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire
The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. Deforestation to convert land for non-forest use, is the main cause of the fires.There have been a record number of wildfires in the Amazon this year 2019. Burning flames across amazon has been captured on both NASA and NOAA satellites from space. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) satellite data showed an 84 percent increase compared to the same period in 2018. The space agency reports its satellite data has detected more than 80,000 fires since January 2019.
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