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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]

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

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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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Fires continue to ravage Brazil's Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands [Video]

Fires continue to ravage Brazil's Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands

Despite the destruction of its natural treasures, President Jair Bolsonaro has said that Brazil is an ‘example for the world’ in its handling of the environment.

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US Secretary of State urges Venezuelan president to leave office

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Brazil's Pantanal fires: Animals 'dying of hunger and thirst'

The forest fires have had a devastating impact on the wildlife of the world's largest wetland.
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