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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose for a 13th consecutive month in May, government data showed on Friday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro’s deployment of the military to fight soaring environmental destruction in the region FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian states are bolstering the fight against destruction of the Amazon rainforest with millions of dollars from an oil company’s corruption settlement that allows them to partially compensate for weakening environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is cleared
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil intends to activate the military to fight Amazon deforestation and fires, the country’s vice president said on Wednesday, as part of wider plans to protect the world’s largest rainforest where destruction surged last year. Vice President Hamilton Mourão said the country would invoke the same measure that permitted the military
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose in March, government data showed on Friday, indicating that illegal loggers and land speculators have not stopped destroying the forest with the onset of the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands, inside the Amazon
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Aggressive deforestation is starting earlier this year in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, environmental enforcement agents say, with government data on Friday showing destruction doubling in January compared with a year ago. FILE PHOTO: Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are laid out near the BR-319 highway in the city of Realidade, Amazonas state,
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo
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