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President Jair Bolsonaro limits Prohibit land-clearing fires in Brazil to Amazon Just

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is partly overburdened to a decree that prohibited many flames for land-clearing for 60 days, currently stating the ban is only going to apply to the Amazon area.

The authorities on Friday printed a decree stating fires for agriculture beyond the Amazon region could be permitted with permission from state environmental authorities.

A day before, it printed a ban on these fires nationally in reaction to a worldwide outcry over shootings in the Amazon.

Brazil’s National Space Research Institute says flames have increased about 80 percent in Brazil this season compared to the identical period this past year.

A little more than half of those fires are from the Amazon.

The European Space Agency’s Copernicus satellite app revealed smoke in the Amazon fires reaching Brazil’s northeast shore, thousands of km away.