Greenpeace — Alarming Facts About Amazon Forest Fires — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the Amazon are far from natural – and damaging.

A cloud of smoke coming from forest fires covers the forest in Lábrea, Amazonas state. In August 2016, Greenpeace flew over the Amazon to search for and register forest fires spots. 16 Aug, 2016 © Rogério Assis / Greenpeace

In 2015, the Brazilian government committed to end illegal deforestation only by 2030, meaning that it will allow deforestation crimes such as starting fires for 14 more years.

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