Brazilian Amazon deforestation beats record since 2008

Nov 19, 2019

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased 29.5% between August 2018 and July 2019, totaling 9,762 km2, a record in ten years, official sources reported Monday. The reference period includes the first seven months of management of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, a supporter of the opening of the rainforest to agricultural and mining activities.

This increase had already been detected by a monthly alert system of the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE, for its acronym in Portuguese), which annually refines these observations with other […]

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