Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year

More than 74,000 wildfires have been detected in the world’s largest rain forest this year, an 84 percent increase from the same period last year, Brazil’s space research center said

Darkened skies over São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday, August 19. Under President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil has relaxed its environmental protections. Photo: Andre Lucas/Picture Alliance via Getty Images
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