Argentina’s Corrientes province has seen more fires than in the last 20 years, and a new record has been set

The Argentine province of Corrientes is experiencing an environmental crisis unprecedented in its history. According to the local INTA, last January there were 3436 fires, more than twice as many as in the same month of 2002, when there were 1356.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Corrientes is experiencing an environmental crisis unprecedented in its history. Last January alone, the number of hot spots reached 3436, more than double the number in the same month of 2002, when there were 1356 hot spots. With 9 million hectares, nearly 800,000 hectares have already been burned in the province, which is about 10% of the province's land.

This was stated by agronomist Ditmar Kurtz of INTA Corrientes at a press conference analyzing the current emergency and the evolution of burned areas. Using satellite imagery and monitoring of fire hot spots through a . . .

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