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Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'

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Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its highest level since 2008, the country's space agency (Inpe) reports.
2 years ago·Brasília, Brazil

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Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'

Destruction of the rainforest increased by 9.5% compared to the previous 12 months, new data shows.

2 years ago·Los Angeles, United States
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BBC News

Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'

Destruction of the rainforest increased by 9.5% compared to the previous 12 months, new data shows.

2 years ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement.

2 years ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Amazon deforestation surges to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

An area seven times larger than Greater London has been lost in what one activist called a ‘humiliating and shameful’ destruction

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Hindu

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon skyrockets to 12

While environmentalists blamed the government for the rise, federal officials hailed the figures as a sign of progress in fighting deforestation, as the increase was far lower than the 34% increase recorded in 2019

2 years ago·India
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The Independent

Amazon deforestation soars to 12

Environmental advocates and scientists say that Brazil's leader, Jair Bolsonaro, is to blame for weakening environmental protections and calling for the development of the Amazon

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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