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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -In September, 32,602 hotspots were recorded in the nine states that make up the Legal Amazon, an area comprising all northern region states, plus Mato Grosso and Maranhão. The number was 16 percent lower than in August, 39,177 hotspots. The data are from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

The trend towards a reduction in hotspots at the end of August has been anticipated by Agência Brasil.

According to the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), this is the period . . .

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