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Fires Near Paraná River in Argentina and Brazil – March 20th, 2012

26.9S 54.4W

March 20th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay - March 19th, 2011

The dark green area in the lower part of this image shows the border of Argentina’s Misiones Province. The province is surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.

Visible to the north is the Paraná River, in Brazil. In the full image, a fire can be seen near the path of the river, releasing a plume of smoke to the southwest. Several other fires can also be seen in the lower half of the image, in and around Misiones.

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia Near Paraná River, Brazil

21.9S 52.3W

August 27th, 2010 Category: Fires, Rivers

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia - August 24th, 2010

Smoke from fires raging in Bolivia spreads over southern Brazil and northern Argentina. Here, a wide segment of the Paraná River in Brazil can be seen near the cloud of smoke, which crosses the image from the north to the southeast.

The Brazilian government has admitted that it cannot fight the fires adequately because of a lack of water-bombing aircraft, and has requested help from neighbouring Brazil and Argentina.

A Bolivian government official reported that many villages and small towns were at risk from the fires, as well as parks. Many people have been trying to tackle the fires with buckets of water.

Most of the fires were started for agricultural purposes: indigenous people and small farmers in the Amazon region have traditionally burnt large tracts of land to increase areas of cultivation. This year, however, insufficient rainfall and strong winds have made the fires very difficult to keep under control. As forecasts do not indicate rain in the next few days, these problems are expected to continue.

Fires Northeast of Mar Chiquita, Argentina – April 19th, 2013

29S 59.9W

April 19th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Argentina – April 18th, 2013

Plumes of smoke from fires can be seen in northern Argentina, northeast of the Mar Chiquita (lower left), in the province of Córdoba, and west of the Paraná River (right). In the full image, the precise locations of the fires are indicated by square markers.

Fires North of Reservoir of Yacyretá Dam, Paraguay

25.4S 56.4W

April 18th, 2013 Category: Fires, Lakes

Paraguay – April 17th, 2013

Multiple plumes of smoke from fires in Paraguay can be seen north of the reservoir created by the Yacyretá Dam. The dam, also known as the Jasyretâ-Apipé Hydroelectric Power Station, is a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé in the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

Fires and Smoky Haze Over Brazil – September 22nd, 2012

19.2S 53.5W

September 22nd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Brazil – September 5th, 2012

Many fires in Brazil, north and west of the Paraná River, release plumes of smoke that contribue to a general haze in the region. As this haze spreads across South America, it serves as a reminder that the forests in this region are increasingly under pressure from ongoing human deforestation.