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PG & E Achieves $ 11 Billion Settlement in Forest Fire Claims

Aerial view of houses destroyed on February 11, 2019 by the campfire in Paradise, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images PG & E's shares increased 10% on Friday after the company closed a $ 11 billion settlement with companies that account for approximately 85% of the forest fire claims in 2017 and 2018 represented. California Power …

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Amazon fires: Seven countries sign Forest Protection Pact

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Why the Amazon rainforest contributes to climate change mitigation. Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon River basin, the largest tropical forest in the world. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact in which they set up a civil protection network and …

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The Brazilian governors say it is not the moment to refuse money as Amazon forest fires rage

Brazilian governors are calling on President Jair Bolsonaro to accept foreign assistance to fight the raging fires in the Amazon rainforest after criticizing such donations and saying that he would consider accepting the money if the French President Emmanuel Macron Apologizes After Spitting Flávio Dino, Governor of the State of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil, said he and his colleagues have …

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Trump is pushing for the clearing of Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the world's largest remaining temperate rainforest.

Kenai Fjords National Park on September 1, 2015 in Seward, Alaska. MANDEL NGAN / Getty Images A Palestinian freshman arrived in the US to study at Harvard. Immigration officials revoked his visa and deported him. At the G-7 Trump again showed that he is a terrible negotiator An interview with the man who called Bret Stephens a bug Trump still …

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"All you can see is death." The regions ravaged by the Amazon rain forest fire

Flying over the worst-affected Amazonian country (last week), Rondonia, is exhausting, largely because of the sheer scale of the devastation. First, smoke obscured the constant stream of burning fields and fieldstocks; winding roads that turned into nothing but ashes. The orange stains of a tiny fire might still be raging below, but much of the land seemed to be a …

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NASA's Amazon Forest Fire Map shows the difficulties we face

NASA has released a new sequence that shows the carbon monoxide plume caused by forest fires in Brazil and traces the changes every day from 8 August. The country has recorded record forest fires this year and more than 2,500 active fires throughout the Amazon since August 23. NASA's time series map shows carbon monoxide concentrations at a height of …

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Live Updates: Forest fires are burning in the Amazon

EVARISTO SA / AFP / Getty Images As images and news spread through the fire, many activists demand accountability from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. When Bolsonaro ran for the presidency, he made electoral promises to restore the economy by exploring the economic potential of the Amazon. Now environmental organizations say he has encouraged ranchers, farmers and loggers to use and …

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Amazon rain forest fires burn at a record rate

The fires are burning at the highest rate since the National Space Research Institute (INPE), the nationwide space research center, began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday. This year, there were 72,843 fires in Brazil, more than half of them in the Amazon. This is more than 80% more than in the same period last year. The Amazon …

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Gran Canaria: Forest fires displace 4,000 on the holiday island

Copyright EPA Caption The fires spread on two fronts across the holiday island Around 4,000 people were evacuated when forest fires broke out on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The fire that broke out on Saturday breaks out on two fronts in a mountainous area of ​​the island. Ten planes and helicopters and some 700 firefighters on the ground, …

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