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More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon: Maps

  • Satellite data show 6,902 blazes in Angola in past 48 hours
  • Congo has over 3,000 fires, Brazil scorched by more than 2,000
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What NASA Says About the Amazon Fires

Blazes burning in the Amazon have put heat on the environmental policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, but Brazil is actually third in the world in wildfires over the last 48 hours, according to MODIS satellite data analyzed by Weather Source.

Weather Source has recorded 6,902 fires in Angola over the past 48 hours, compared to 3,395 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 2,127 in Brazil. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon for Central Africa.