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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airão.

The US-China trade war is helping drive the massive fires burning the Amazon rainforest

The drive to open up more land for farmers in Brazil is helping to contribute to the conditions driving the fires in the Amazon rainforest.
A Brazilian farmer walks through a portion of the Amazon that's been slashed and burned, June 2016.

The Amazon fires aren’t a natural disaster. ‘Bolsonaro has created the perfect conditions for this perfect storm,’ one researcher sa...

Farmers illegally set fires to clear land in the Amazon. Experts say President Jair Bolsonaro's rhetoric and policies have increased that activity.
Jose, 2, plays while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019.

Children in Brazil are struggling to breathe because of all the smoke from the Amazon fires

Officials at the Cosme e Damia children's hospital in Porto Velho, on the edge of the Amazon, reported a "sharp increase" in respiratory illnesses.
An aerial view of a tract of the Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers on August 23, 2019.

Brazil has angrily attacked offers to help it put out the huge fires in the Amazon — here’s why it is pushing back against global outrage

Brazil's leaders are pushing back on world leaders' outcry about the Amazon, telling the rest of the world to stay out of the issue entirely.

Tim Cook says Apple will be donating to help preserve the Amazon in the wake of devastating forest fires

Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company will donate to help preserve the Amazon after fires have ravaged its forests.
Pope Francis speaks from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's square during the weekly Angelus prayer on August 25, 2019 at the Vatican.

Pope calls for global action to save the ‘lung of forests’ currently burning at an alarming rate in the Amazon

"That lung of forests is vital for our planet,” Pope Francis told thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly address.
A firefighter works during a wildfire near Robore, Santa Cruz region, eastern Bolivia on August 22, 2019. - Up to now, wildfires in Bolivia have devastated about 745,000 hectares of forests and pasturelands. Neighboring Peru, which contains much of the Amazon basin, announced it was "on alert" for wildfires spreading from the rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia.

This tree-planting search engine saw a 1150% increase in downloads after the Amazon rainforest fires

Ecosia, which plants trees with every search, went from 20,000 daily installs to 250,000 on Thursday.
This map shows every fire that has started burning since August 13, 2019 across central South America.

Trump volunteers US to ‘help’ with fires in the Amazon after conversation with Brazil President Bolsonaro, who has been slow to fight them...

Trump tweeted about his great relationship with Brazil President Bolsonaro and US trade prospects, offering 'help' with the Amazon rainforest fires.

‘Every year we have wildfires’: Brazil’s president insists fires in the Amazon are no worse than normal, as he sends the army to fig...

"We are in a traditionally hot and dry season, with high winds, when every year we have wildfires," Bolsonaro said in a speech Friday.
Brazil's environment minister Ricardo Salles, right, speaks in the ear of Jair Bolsonaro, the country's president.

Brazil’s environment minister just said the solution to wildfires — and possible climate catastrophe — is to ‘monetize’ ...

Regulations in place "for the past 10 or 20 years were too restrictive to the development of Amazon areas," Ricardo Salles told the Financial Times.