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Understory Fires in the Amazon
June 9, 2013 | NASA

“Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has been lost through deforestation in recent years.”

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Lost Tribes of the Amazon
February 22, 2013 | has an interesting article titled: "The Lost Tribes of the Amazon". It describes some recent encounters with indigenous people in the Colombian headwaters of the Amazon.

USGS Southern California Wildfire Risk Project
August 19, 2013 | USGS on
This video looks at the 1961 Bel Air Wildfire in southern California and current research on wildfires being done by USGS.

Haze Over Bangladesh
January 20, 2013 | NASA's Earth Observatory
"On January 10, NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of haze hugging the Himalayas and spilling out into the Ganges delta and Bengal Sea.The haze likely resulted from a combination of urban and industrial pollution, agricultural fires, and a regional meteorological phenomenon known as a temperature inversion." Quoted from the NASA image release.

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