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🔥 Brazil’s fire festival

Good morning! Today, fire alerts skyrocket in the Amazon. More on yesterday’s controversial crackdown on businessmen engaging in coup chats. And Brazil’s baby bust.

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A new ‘Fire Day’

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Carbon dioxide concentration map. Image: Windy.com

Between August 10 and 11, 2019, landowners in the northern Brazilian state of Pará banded together to set a wave of illegal fires on their properties, illegally destroying natural vegetation in a coordinated effort dubbed “Fire Day.” Over the two days, the...

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