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Expert: COVID, climate change create ‘perfect storm’ for Amazon fires

By Kiley Price

July 7, 2020
A year after unprecedented fires ravaged the Amazon, the latest data indicate the world’s largest rainforest faces an even higher risk of fires in 2020.
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2019 in review: The Amazon burned. What happened — and what happens now?

By Kiley Price

December 19, 2019
This month, Conservation News is revisiting some of the most interesting and significant stories and issues we covered in 2019.
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Ashes to action: 3 things we know about the Amazon fires

By Bruno Vander Velde

October 22, 2019
Here are 3 takeaways about the Amazon fires from Conservation International scientists.
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France backs bold new pact to save Amazon

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 23, 2019
France has committed US$ 100 million to a new South American-led initiative to protect the Amazon rainforest, with Conservation International pledging an additional US$ 20 million.
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As climate warms, Ecuador fights fires with forecasts

By Olivia DeSmit

May 22, 2019
An innovative tool combines weather forecasts with fire-tracking systems to create a "fire-weather forecast."
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