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Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns

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Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns

Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns

Environmentalists in Brazil are denouncing an acceleration of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest that they say is directly linked to the coronavirus pandemic.


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As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment [Video]

As fires burn, Bolsonaro touts Brazil's environment

As data shows fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands with historic force, President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday (September 17) that Brazil "should be congratulated for the way it preserves its environment." Libby Hogan reports.

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In the Amazon, forest degradation is outpacing full deforestation

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Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash [Video]

Land-Grabbers And Wildcat Ranchers Are Turning The Amazon To Ash

Often likened to the world's 'lungs,' the Amazon rainforest in Brazil seems to be suffering from a bad case of smoker's cough. CNN reports that for the second year in a row, countless uncontrolled wildfires continue to rage at high levels there. Scientists are concerned that the rainforest's destruction could eventually bring the Amazon to a point of no return. Under President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, governmental measures to curb illegal fires have shown little impact.

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Aerial footage shows plumes of smoke in the Amazon [Video]

Aerial footage shows plumes of smoke in the Amazon

Dramatic aerial footage on Friday (August 14) showed smoke billowing from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers

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Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie' [Video]

Bolsonaro calls surge in Amazon fires a 'lie'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of surging fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of fires are surging across the region. Gavino Garay reports.

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Forest fires devastate Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands

A huge number of fires has devastated the Pantanal, with fears of huge animal losses too.
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Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes [Video]

Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes

Legal disputes between mayors, governors and trade unions have left students and teachers in limbo.

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President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies tests positive for COVID-19

BRASILIA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Rodrigo Maia, president of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his press office said...
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