Amazon Deforestation Sees Steep Increase in July

On Monday, Bolsonaro said that "bad Brazilians reported deceitful figures" on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deforestation in the Amazon in July of this year experienced a 278 percent increase over the same month last year. The data are from DETER (Real-Time Deforestation Detection), a system run by INPE (National Institute for Space Research) that is designed to help IBAMA fight deforestation.

In June of this year, DETER reported an 88 percent increase in deforestation compared to June 2018.

The DETER data showing the . . .

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