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Wildfires in Amazon Rainforest hit record high in July Updated: 2019-08-23 07:03:39 KST

The entire world is suffering from a spate of wildfiresand the most devastating one is happening right now in the Amazon Rainforest.
For more on this and other news around the world, let's turn to our Kim Da-mi.
Da-mi, tell us more.

Mark, more than 70,000 fires have been detected in the Amazon Rainforest this year.
That's nearly double the last year's total.
It's also the highest since records began in 2013.
The numbers came from National Institute for Space Research on Tuesday.
Thick smoke from the fire also blanketed the neighboring area of Sao Paulo,the smoke and ash also can be seen from space.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average temperate last month was almost one degree Celsius higher than that of a century ago.
Environmentalists blame the sharp rise on farmers setting the forest on fire to clear land for pasture.
The largest state in Brazil, Amazonas, declared a state of emergency on Monday.
Brazil's president suggested that non-governmental organizations had started fires in the rainforest.
But he also admitted he had no evidence for this claim.

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