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Image caption Inpe said it had detected more than 72,000 fires so far this year. Swathes of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil are burning at a record rate. On Monday, the sky in São Paulo blackened due to smoke drifting from the fires 2,700 km (1,700 miles) away. Politicians and environmental activists are taking a stand against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, blaming the fires on his policies. But it's a complex story, and online discussion of it has been riddled with misinformation, misleading photos and errors. To fill in the gaps and bust some common myths, we asked you to send us your questions on the Amazon fires. We chose a sample of the many questions we received and where we didn't know the answer, we enrolled the experts. Full story

23 August