NASA’s Terra satellite captured Mexico‘s active burnings. In the Latin America, slash-and-burn usually takes place in April. Smokes are reported to frequently cause issues in air and ground transportation.

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Slash-and-burn agriculture, or fire–fallow cultivation, is a farming method that involves the cutting and burning of plants in a forest or woodland to create a field called a swidden, and is widely used in the South Asia. It is believed that the ash from burning functions as neutralizer of the soil acidity and adjusts nitrogen content.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.


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