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

1:56am IST

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.

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rises for first time in four months

13 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon increased in October for the first time in four months, government data showed on Friday, as destruction of the world's largest rainforest remains high under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jump in October

01 Nov 2020

BRASILIA Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged in October and the number of blazes is up 25% in the first 10 months of 2020, compared to a year ago, data from government space research agency Inpe showed on Sunday.

Fires in Brazil's Amazon the worst in a decade, data shows

01 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Fires in Brazil's Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of the year compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of fires in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe showed on Thursday. | Video

Brazil's Bolsonaro slams Biden for 'coward threats' over Amazon

01 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."

Brazil's Bolsonaro slams Biden for 'coward threats' over Amazon

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."

Biden's criticism of Amazon deforestation draws swift reaction in Brazil

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA, Sept 30 U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called on the world to offer Brazil $20 billion to stop Amazon deforestation, and threatened "economic consequences" if it did not, drawing swift reaction from the Brazilian government on Wednesday.

Burned jaguars, fire tornadoes: Blazes in Brazil wetland deliver climate warning

17 Sep 2020

POCONÉ, Brazil A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City. | Video

Burned jaguars, fire tornadoes: Blazes in Brazil wetland deliver climate warning

17 Sep 2020

POCONÉ, Brazil A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City. | Video

Eight European countries urge Brazil to take action on Amazon deforestation

16 Sep 2020

BRASILIA A group of eight European countries urged Brazil to take "real action" to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which is threatening Europe's desire to source food and other products sustainably.

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