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Brazil To Redeploy Troops To Amazon To Fight Deforestation

Jun 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The decree published in the country's official gazette said soldiers would go to the states of Para, Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Rondonia through the end of August. It didn't provide details about the number of troops to be deployed nor the cost of the operation.

Stop Companies From Setting Fire To The Amazon

Sep 03, 2019 Tiasa Adhya

Through the Amazon fire crisis, perhaps the first clarion calls to wake up to the pending nemesis of extinction is being sounded. It calls for action and action right now.


Brazil's Amazon Basin Fires Keep Surging Despite Govt's 'No-Burn' Decree

Deforestation has surged this year as agencies tasked with monitoring illegal activities were weakened by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil Rejects G7 Leaders' Aid To Fight Amazon Fires

Aug 27, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The announcement to finance the fire-fighting aircraft for Amazon was made by the presidents of France and Chile.


British PM Boris Johnson Pledges 10 Mn Pounds For Fire-Ravaged Amazon

The pledge came after French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting the summit, said Sunday that world leaders had agreed to help the countries affected by the wildfires as soon as possible.

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25 August, 2019

Brazil Deploys 44,000 Troops To Fight Amazon Fires Amid International Outcry

On Saturday, several helicopters along with police, military troops, firefighters and volunteers on the ground worked to extinguish fires in Bolivia's Chiquitanía region, where the woods are dry at this time of year.


24 August, 2019

Why Is Part Of The Amazon Burning?

AFP

The dramatic scale of this year's fires in the Amazon is the result of a significant acceleration of deforestation for the lumber industry, for agriculture or for other human activities.


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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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