Amazon Deforestation Almost 10,000 km² in Last Twelve Months, Largest in Decade

Ecologists blame President Jair Bolsonaro for the 30 percent increase in the area of destroyed rainforest; the government blames it on the "illegal economy".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chainsaws advance rapidly into the world's largest rainforest, which plays a crucial role in containing climate change. The Brazilian Amazon has lost 9,762 square kilometers of vegetation - a little more than the 7,946 kilometers of the metropolitan region of São Paulo . . .

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