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Fires continue to negatively impact the Amazon rainforest

Brazilian Amazon Forest burning to open space for pasture

Ellie Poppler, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and the Earth’s most biodiverse region, bigger than the next two largest rainforests combined. The climate is extremely tropical and is mainly composed of hot, humid and wet conditions. It has existed for over 50 million years and produce...

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