Multimedia | Experience the Fires: Farmers Fight a Blaze
Nov, 15 2011
Walk through a raging blaze set by farmers near Pucallpa, Peru; watch farmers trying to control a blaze; visit with a former slash-and-burn farmer who is now a university professor studying fire. (Below: More fire videos and a documentary on the use of fire in agriculture, and its implications.)
The Rise of 'Mega-Fires'?
In many places, farmers and developers are using fire on massive scales to clear forests. The practice has powerful implications for climate, ecosystems and air quality. Explore this global issue with a visit to the area around the Peruvian Amazon frontier town of Pucallpa. Watch the documentary on the use of fire in agriculture, and its implications.