Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest Jumps to 12-Year High

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in the year between August 2019 and July 2020, representing a significant hit to the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been accused by environmental organizations of refusing to take the proper measures to reduce deforestation in the so-called “world’s lungs.”

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