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Brazilian Amazon Deforestation Hits 12-Year High Under President Bolsonaro

HeadlineDec 01, 2020

In environmental news, the Brazilian government has confirmed over 2.7 million acres of the Amazon rainforest were destroyed over the past year — the largest amount in 12 years. Deforestation has surged under the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. Scientists say preserving the Amazon is crucial in addressing the climate crisis.

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