Vast Areas of Forest Destroyed by Fast-Spreading Fires in Chile

Forest fires that have destroyed more than half a million hectares in Chile retreated somewhat Sunday, with the help of U.S. and Russian supertanker aircraft and the arrival of specialist teams from other countries. There were 118 fires of which 59 were active, an official from the National Forest Corporation said. Authorities say inadequate preparation for climate change and large mono-culture plantations have contributed to Chile’s worst forest fires in recent history In Portezuelo...

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