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Our Planet’s Lungs Are On Fire

Our Planet’s Lungs Are On Fire

Photo credit: NASA Earth Observatory Handout The Amazon rainforest is on fire and has been for about three weeks now. What is known to the world as the “planet’s lungs,” has had more than 72,000 fires since January of this year, according to the National Institute for Space Research. That’s an 83% increase from last year.…