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4 Min Read. By Jacqueline Mattos (@mattosjacq). The Amazon rainforest in Brazil was consumed by a number of fires that burned around 17.5 million acres of land, and Australia was ravaged by massive bushfires that have spread uncontrollably into 2020. By Colm Quinn There are many questions about the differences between these two events. Lisandra Paraguassu.

Smoke from wildfires ravaging Australia has billowed across the Pacific Ocean to Brazil. Bolsonaro fires Brazil's health minister, calls to reopen economy. Smoke from Australia’s deadly fires has travelled across the pacific ocean to south America.

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest doubled in January 2020 compared to 2019, says govt data The risk of a new emergent zoonotic disease arising there, like COVID-19, is intensified by Bolsonaro’s forest policies. That cases have begun to emerge among the country’s most vulnerable populations, including the Indigenous and the urban poor, suggests the outbreak could worsen rapidly, all while Bolsonaro tries to reconstruct the health ministry in the wake of his latest petty ministerial squabble. Year 2019 faced many climatic emergencies and devastating scenarios. Almost 4,000 new forest fires were started in Brazil in the two days after the government banned deliberate burning of the Amazon, officials have revealed. Almost 4,000 new forest fires were started in Brazil in the two days after the government banned deliberate burning of the Amazon, officials have revealed. Smoke rises after fires burn through the Amazon rainforest in Rondonia state, Brazil, on Aug. 24, 2019. Users can subscribe to email alerts bases on their area of interest. Environmental degradation has already triggered disease outbreaks in Brazil. The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest increased 30.5% in 2019 from the previous year, while deforestation rose 85%, according to recent data released by Brazil’s space research agency INPE. Fire data is available for download or can be viewed through a map interface.

Fire Information for Resource Management System provides near real-time active fire data from MODIS and VIIRS to meet the needs of firefighters, scientists and users interested in monitoring fires. Sergio Moro, the justice minister who became the face of a powerful anti-corruption crackdown in Brazil, resigned in protest after President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of … Brazil president fires health minister during coronavirus crisis Henrique Mandetta's dismissal comes amid tensions with President Jair Bolsonaro over the country's COVID-19 response. Bolsonaro Fires Brazil’s Health Minister as Infections Grow Brazil's populist president ousted his respected health minister while continuing to downplay the coronavirus pandemic. April 16, 2020 / 7:26 PM / a month ago.

In some of Brazil’s states, public health systems are on the brink of capacity, as Mandetta had warned. Brazil experienced more fire activity in the 2000s - with 2005 seeing more than 142,000 fires in the first eight months of the year.