National Institute for Space Research
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The National Institute for Space Research is a research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the main goals of which are fostering scientific research and technological applications and qualifying personnel in the fields of space and atmospheric sciences, space engineering, and space technology. While INPE is the civilian research center for aerospace activities, the Brazilian Air Force's General Command for Aerospace Technology is the military arm. INPE is located in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo.
Amazon rainforest faces fire threat—againFire doesn’t occur naturally as part of the deforestation process in the ultra-humid Amazon rainforest. But vegetation is cut down, put in the sun to dry and then burned to clear the area. With the..
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon surges, Bolsonaro readies troopsBRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose sharply in April, government data showed on Friday, as the coronavirus outbreak keeps many environmental enforcers out of the field..
Amazon deforestation for January hits recordDeforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data. More than 280 square kilometres were cleared, an increase of..
Fires in Amazon forest rose 30% in 2019SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5% in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday. According to INPE,..
Smoke from Australia bushfires reaches BrazilSAO PAULO: Smoke from bushfires raging across Australia reached Brazil, an arm of the National Institute for Space Research said on Twitter. Referring to satellite images, the agency's department of..
Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under BolsonaroDeforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp rise under the leadership of right-wing President Jair..
Deforestation continues to rise in the Brazilian AmazonDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues its upward trajectory according to data released today by the country’s national space research institute INPE. Monthly deforestation alert data showed..
The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Pumping the CO2 Trees Normally Absorb Out Into the AtmosphereThe European Space Agency (ESA) has said that forest fires in the Amazon could be having an impact on global climate change as they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. On Monday, the..
Amazon fires: Forest loss challenges Paris climate ambitionInitially, the two space agencies appeared to have their own respective takes on the situation, but now they seem very much to be speaking with one voice on the topic. "INPE (the Brazilian agency) also..
Amazon forest fires: Brazil's National Institute for Space Research says 1663 new blazes between Thursday, FridaySome 1,663 new fires were ignited between Thursday and Friday, according to the INPE
How to Help the Amazon Rain Forest As Brazil's Wildfires Ravage the 'Lungs of the Earth'Fires raging across vast swathes of the Amazon have made international headlines this week, highlighting the plight of the world's largest tropical rain forest—which is under severe threat from human..
The Amazon is burning – and Brazilians are blaming BolsonaroThe Amazon is the “lungs of the world” – and it’s going up in smoke. There’s been an 83% increase in forest fires since early 2019, said Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE)..
Amazon in flames: Record 73,000 fires in 2019The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon has soared to an unprecedented high, with some 72,843 recorded since the start of this year alone, according to data released this week by the..
Amazon Burning: Brazil Reports Record Forest FiresWildfires raging in the Amazon rain forest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair..
Bolsonaro Feels Pressure Over Attacks On Amazon Deforestation DataBrazil's space agency head Ricardo Galvao is to leave his position on Friday after a public dispute broke out between President Jair Bolsonaro over Amazon deforestation statistics this week, according..
Brazil space research chief to leave job after Bolsonaro deforestation spatThe head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the..
Brazil's INPE chief to leave job after deforestation dispute: science ministryThe head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is to leave his position following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the..
Brazil president says if INPE chief betrayed his trust, he will be firedBrazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that if the head of government space research agency INPE betrayed his confidence regarding sensitive deforestation data, he will be fired.