18th September 01:49 PM
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres deeply concerned by Amazon wildfires
By Naveel Krishant
Friday 23/08/2019
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he is "deeply concerned" by wildfires that have devoured large sections of the Amazon rainforest, blanketing several Brazilian cities in thick smoke.

He tweeted in the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity adding the Amazon must be protected.

The extent of the area damaged by fires has yet to be determined but smoke has choked Sao Paulo and several other Brazilian cities.

Forest fires tend to intensify during the dry season, which usually ends in late October or early November, as land is cleared to make way for crops or grazing.

Yahoo News

ADVERTISEMENT

MH Moneygram
MH Online Shopping Banner
Pacific Specialist Healthcare
Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.
CFL Radio Frequencies
 
IN DEPTH
 
LATEST NEWS