Best predictor of severe fires in the Western Amazon? Drought

Drought is a better predictor of Amazonian fire frequency and severity than the extent of forest cover or other vegetation present, according to a new study down in the Ucayali region of Peru. It challenges the longstanding notion that direct human activity, such as forest disturbance or agricultural practices, is the greatest single driver of... Read more

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