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Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Skyrocketed Since Bolsonaro’s Election

HeadlineNov 19, 2019

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research warns deforestation of the Amazon has skyrocketed since the election of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Between August 2018 and July 2019, the Amazon rainforests in Brazil lost an area of about 12 times the size of New York City, a 30% increase since the previous year and the highest total loss of rainforest habitat since 2008.

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