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Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

Credit: Reuters- Published on October 4, 2019
The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and containment efforts by the country's military.
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Published on October 2, 2019 -  02:29
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