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Brazil records worst day for Amazon fires in 15 years

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Satellite monitoring detected 3,358 fires on Monday, August 22, the highest number for any 24-hour period since September 2007. The number was nearly triple that recorded on the so-called "Day of Fire" -- August 10, 2019. Experts say Amazon fires are caused mainly by illegal farmers, ranchers and speculators clearing land and torching trees.
3 months ago·Riode Janeiro, Brazil

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