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Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage
Six states in Brazil's Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon's central role in combating global warming.

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires
European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis.

Typhoon shuts businesses, forces flight cancellations in southern Taiwan
Taiwan braced for typhoon Bailu on Saturday, shutting businesses and schools as airlines canceled hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides, floods and high seas on the island.

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources
The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so far, four sources familiar with the matter said.

U.S. appeals court mostly upholds Obama-era ozone rules
A U.S. appeals court on Friday mostly upheld Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency regulations from 2015 that set a more stringent standard for ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions, rejecting industry groups' claims the emission limits were too hard to attain.

NHC says 60% chance of cyclone near Windward Islands
A low pressure system located about 1,100 miles (1,770 km) east-southeast of the Windward Islands has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

Exclusive: As Amazon fires rage, Brazil tells diplomats to fix image
Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike in fire outbreaks this year.

Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon rainforest fires
U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday and offered help, if needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires.

Brazil's Bolsonaro will send army to fight Amazon fires: governor
The Brazilian army will be deployed to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, the governor of the Amazon state of Roraima said on Friday.


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