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Deeply Concerned By Fires, Amazon Must Be Protected: UN Chief

Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:08 AM

France and UN called for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president blamed NGOs for promoting an "environmental psychosis" to damage the country's interests. UN chief Antonio Guterres said he was "deeply-concerned" by the fires in the Amazon. "In the midst of the global-climate-crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major-source of oxygen and biodiversity," he said on Twitter.