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In total, Ecosia has planted over 65 million trees throughout the world since the company started back in 2009.
“Any kind of help is currently needed in these areas in Brazil,” Ecosia CEO Christian Kroll told Digital Trends, adding that Brazil was not their priority area for tree planting in light of the fires.
So far this year, about 74,000 fires have been recorded in the rainforest, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which is more than an 80% increase from 2018.
While fires can happen during the dry season in Brazil, it’s unclear if the recent spate of fires are the result of rising temperatures (this past July was the hottest month ever recorded), deforestation, or set intentionally by Brazilian farmers for financial gain.
NASA released still images of the smoke taken from space that is estimated to be 1.2 million square miles wide.