This Shuttle photograph shows smoke rising from fires being used to clear land for agriculture. This particular fire is in the dense rainforest in the southwest corner of the Amazon basin just over the Brazilian border into Bolivia, although similar scenes can be observed all over the developing world. Shuttle photograph STS070-0727-0022. Photo: Courtesy of EarthRISE.

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