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Rainforest fires heat the planet, but the degraded forest left behind has far more consequences for the local environment.
If the Amazon rainforest functions as our planet’s lungs, what do raging wildfires threaten? An atmospheric scientist explains why the fires, though devastating, won’t suffocate life on Earth.
Brazil’s deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
Don’t blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
Rainforest species didn’t co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.