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Letter to the Editor: Brazil burns to increase beef and soya output

Letter to the Editor: Brazil burns to increase beef and soya output

Infernal dead rainforest beef and soya are set for a massive increase in output in Brazil and other South American states with thousands of fires ablaze almost as soon as agreement about the EU-Mercosur deal with South American states was announced.

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Brazil’s president sends son to US for talks about Amazon wildfires

Brazil’s president sends son to US for talks about Amazon wildfires

Jair Bolsonaro enjoys good relations with President Donald Trump and wants his son to be ambassador.

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Brazil bans most burning for 60 days to curb Amazon fires

Brazil bans most burning for 60 days to curb Amazon fires

Recent fires have devastated parts of the Amazon region.

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Brazil has the right to tell Macron, Varadkar, and West to go to blazes

Brazil has the right to tell Macron, Varadkar, and West to go to blazes

It's a sad day when Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro is proved right.

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Brazil accepts planes from Chile to fight Amazon fire

Brazil accepts planes from Chile to fight Amazon fire

The number of people treated for respiratory issues has increased sharply in recent days.

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Health concerns rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

Health concerns rise in Brazil as Amazon fires rage

The number of people treated for respiratory issues increased sharply in recent days at a children’s hospital.

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Why is the Amazon fires crisis sparking an outcry and what are the dangers?

Why is the Amazon fires crisis sparking an outcry and what are the dangers?

The rainforest is renowned for its diverse ecosystem and the region has been described by some as the ‘lungs of the planet’.

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Amazon fires: Bolsonaro demands Macron apology before he will accept aid

Amazon fires: Bolsonaro demands Macron apology before he will accept aid

The Brazilian president accused his French counterpart of questioning Brazil’s sovereignty.

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The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning.

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Brazil’s president hits out at G7 ‘colonialism’ and ‘attacks’ on Amazon

Brazil’s president hits out at G7 ‘colonialism’ and ‘attacks’ on Amazon

It followed pledges by world leaders to back firefighting efforts in the rainforest with France’s Emmanuel Macron vowing similar action in Africa.

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Record number of rainforest fires a burning issue for us all

Record number of rainforest fires a burning issue for us all

The 70,000 fires this year have been set to clear land for grazing and for crops, but destroying ‘the lungs of the planet’ will hasten the climate change catastrophe, says Catherine Wylie Raging fires in the Amazon rainforest — the forests are known as ‘the lungs of the planet’ — have sparked global concerns.

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Amazon forest on fire: A sad metaphor for our times

Amazon forest on fire: A sad metaphor for our times

Whether international pressure or a parent’s conscience is enough to convince Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro to try to curtail Amazon fires is a moot point.

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Pope adds voice to concerns over fires in Amazon rainforest

Pope adds voice to concerns over fires in Amazon rainforest

The pontiff, who is from the neighbouring South American nation of Argentina, told the public at St Peter’s Square that “we’re all worried” about the vast Amazon fires.

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Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

The move comes after widespread criticism of president Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the crisis.

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Why we care more about a cathedral than a rainforest

Why we care more about a cathedral than a rainforest

“Some fires matter more than others, and while the fire in the Amazon hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention or money, the impactof the devastation is far, far greater”

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Amazon fires explained: What are they, why are they so damaging, and how can we stop them?

Amazon fires explained: What are they, why are they so damaging, and how can we stop them?

While there is fuel everywhere, it seems unimaginable that such humid ecosystems could ever catch fire.

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Brazil’s leader to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

Brazil’s leader to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

The military will ‘act strongly’ to control the wildfires, Mr Bolsonaro said.

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Brazil’s leader suggests he will send army to tackle Amazon wildfires

Brazil’s leader suggests he will send army to tackle Amazon wildfires

President Jair Bolsonaro’s hint comes amid an international outcry over the blazes at the environmentally sensitive site.

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Readers' View: The 'Lungs of the Planet' has the potential to choke

I think if we had shown even 10% of the outrage that we showed towards Notre Dame in Paris, the planet we are living in today would have been a different place.

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Fires in the Amazon rainforest: Why are they happening?

Fires in the Amazon rainforest: Why are they happening?

The PA news agency spoke to WWF UK and Greenpeace UK about the situation which is being described as an international crisis.

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France says it opposes Mercosur trade deal because of Brazil president’s ‘lies’

France says it opposes Mercosur trade deal because of Brazil president’s ‘lies’

The spat comes amid concern about wildfires in the Amazon rainforest which prompted a spat between Emmanuel Macron and Jair Bolsonaro.

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World’s top footballers join clamour for action over Amazon wildfires

World’s top footballers join clamour for action over Amazon wildfires

Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe are among those to have drawn attention to the developing situation in the rainforest.

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UK Trade Minister accused of ‘cosying up’ to Brazil government as Amazon rainforest burns

UK Trade Minister accused of ‘cosying up’ to Brazil government as Amazon rainforest burns

Wildfires in the Amazon, which produces a fifth of the world’s oxygen, have increased by 84% since last year.

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Taoiseach: Ireland will fight Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon rainforest

Taoiseach: Ireland will fight Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon rainforest

Leo Varadkar has also criticised the Brazilian President for claiming that environmental groups were starting the fires to make him look bad, describing it as 'Orwellian.

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Bolsonaro defiant as global fears escalate over Amazon wildfires

Bolsonaro defiant as global fears escalate over Amazon wildfires

The Brazilian government has accused European countries of exaggerating the danger from the fires in order to destabilise the country.

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