Overall Green alert Drought for Western Africa-2019
in The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal

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The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:17:00 +0200thespec (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 2,700 kilometres away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day this week, the sky above Sao Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:38:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Soils linked to climate change

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:33:00 +0200nature-Earth-and-Environmental-Sciences (en)

Boreal forests are key players in the global carbon cycle, because they store 30–40% of terrestrial carbon . They have been considered to be carbon sinks, mainly because they accumulate large amounts of carbon in the form of organic soils . Their net carbon balance is driven by natural wildfires (Fig.

The Brazilian Amazon is on fire—here’s why that’s bad news for the planet

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:25:00 +0200technologyreview (en)

Forest fires have soared in the Brazilian Amazon this year, sharpening concerns about rising deforestation and climate emissions under the nation’s new far-right president. The news: have broken out throughout the rainforest so far this year, the largest number in at least five years and a more than....

How did the Amazon rainforest fire start? Brazilian president blames NGOs for blaze

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:03:00 +0200themirror (en)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) could be to blame for the massive fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. In a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Bolsonaro said "everything indicates" that NGOs are setting fire to the forest to bring shame on his government, after he cut their funding.

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0200suntimes (en)

In the middle of the day Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region. The smoke resulting from some of the wildfires in the Amazon was captured in satellite images released by NASA last week. Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke....

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:12:00 +0200TorontoStar (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in Brazil’s largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above Sao Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:45:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Smoke from Amazon wildfires plunges Sao Paulo into darkness in middle of day

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:28:00 +0200foxnews (en)

The largest city in was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day on Monday after billowing smoke from ongoing wildfires in the Amazon region combined with a weather pattern, creating an ominous, dark blanket over the metropolis. The thick, black clouds moved over Sao Paulo around 3 p.m. and stayed over the area for more than an hour.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires? INTIMIDATING wildfires which are so intense they can be seen from space are tearing a...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:38:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation has stoked the turbulent infernos as they make their....

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE: Devastating fires revealed as São Paulo PLUNGED into darkness

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:12:00 +0200express (en)

2.40pm update: Almost one million square miles affected by fires. An estimated measure done by Express.co.uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil.

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:12:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are burning across the globe with one of the most terrifying being in the Amazon. Brazil’s record heat during its summer months earlier this year, droughts and deforestation act as kindling for the wildfire which is raging across the country.

Irregular Sonoran monsoon highlights danger of always blaming climate change

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:47:00 +0200earth (en)

The Sonoran Desert in the United States is home to the large cities of Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. On June 26, 1990, Phoenix had its hottest day on record , a sweltering 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Although California’s Death Valley has reached hotter temperatures, Phoenix is consistently one of the....

Shock NASA video captures apocalyptic Amazon fires from space as nation ravaged by flames NASA has released dramatic footage of the destructive wildfires ripping through the Amazon...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:31:00 +0200express (en)

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year as the devastation continues. According To the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), satellite data showed an 83 percent increase in the same period in 2018. The space agency has reported its satellite data has detected more than 72,000 fires since January 2019.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space Smoke from record wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest blanketed São Paulo on Monday and could be seen from space. Nation Now 7 hours ago

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:29:00 +0200guampdn (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE updates: State of emergency declared - fires hit record number

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:17:00 +0200express (en)

Thousands of acres have been burned and destroyed by the numerous wildfires sweeping Brazil; Shocking maps show the true extent of the blaze, which have coated more than half of Brazil in smoke; San Paolo turned dark and stormy today when thick smoke from the fires descended on the busy city; Since....

European mega-heatwaves linked to drought

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:37:00 +0200wageningenur (en)

Heatwaves in Europe have become increasingly frequent and intense in recent years. This summer, Western Europe has already been hit by two severe heatwaves. Researchers from Ghent University and Wageningen University & Research have found a common ingredient of such European mega-heatwaves: drought conditions in the regions the wind blows from.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires? INTIMIDATING wildfires which are so intense they can be seen from space are tearing a...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation has stoked the turbulent infernos as they make their....

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’ Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’ WILDFIRES in the Amazon rainforest are tearing across Brazil at a record rate, a space...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are burning across the globe with one of the most terrifying being in the Amazon. Brazil’s record heat, droughts and deforestation act as kindling for the wildfire which is raging across the country. Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a surge in fires this year, according to new research....

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what caused the fire and when did it start? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:28:00 +0200thesun (en)

SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fires stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful inferno to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest. What caused the fire? More than 72,000 fires have been recorded this year, according to Brazil’s space research agency.

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