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Severe wildfires burning 8 times more area in western U.S.

Severe wildfires burning 8 times more area in western U.S.

SOURCE: CBS News DATE: December 2, 2020 SNIP: As we move into winter and what is typically the wet season for the western U.S., the 2020 fire season is finally winding down. But the damage is done: nearly 14 million acres have burned across the nation, about double...
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: October 1, 2020 SNIP: Fires in Brazil’s Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of the year compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of blazes in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe has...