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Feeling the burn: The fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest show no sign of abating

Even as Brazil faces pressure to do more to curb the loss of vital rainforest, experts urge other forms of civil action

The fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest show no sign of abating with hundreds of new blazes reported yesterday by Brazil's space agency.

The crisis has triggered global alarm about the damage to one of the planet's most important ecosystems, tapping into growing concerns about the decline of nature and the impact of climate change as the planet heats up, including more intense forest fires.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2019, with the headline 'Feeling the burn'. Print Edition | Subscribe