Evidence shows Native Americans in New England lived lightly on the land for thousands of years. It wasn't until Europeans arrived that the landscape experienced major human impacts.
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
Fire doesn't have to be destructive. For many in the Amazon, it is part of their livelihood and culture.
Yes, there are more fires in Africa than Brazil. But unlike the Amazon, Africa's savannah has evolved to grow back quickly.