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Brazil had the most deforestation, accounting for 61% of the hotspots in the Amazon overall.(Reuters file photo)

Deforestation soars in Amazon forest in 2020, analysis finds

Reuters | , Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:03 PM IST
  • A first look at deforestation in the full year of 2020 shows that roughly 21,000 square kilometers (8,108 square miles) of old-growth forest was cut or burned down, about the size of New Jersey, the US-based non-profit group found in its analysis of satellite data.
The sharp increase in fires comes amid domestic and international concern over President Jair Bolsonaro’s calls to clear land in Brazil’s Amazon to drive economic development.(Reuters file photo)
The sharp increase in fires comes amid domestic and international concern over President Jair Bolsonaro’s calls to clear land in Brazil’s Amazon to drive economic development.(Reuters file photo)

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increases by 28% in July: Report

Brasilia | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 06:26 AM IST
The National Institute for Space Research, which is responsible for monitoring Brazil, said it recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon rainforest last month, compared to 5,318 in the same month of 2019.
Enviromentalists said that this move raised concerns of political interference as destruction soars in the Amazon rainforest.(Reuters file photo)
Enviromentalists said that this move raised concerns of political interference as destruction soars in the Amazon rainforest.(Reuters file photo)

Brazil reassigns deforestation data manager, raising question of political influence

Brasilia | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:39 AM IST
The announcement came after Inpe data on Friday showed that deforestation had increased for the 14th consecutive month and was up 25% in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period a year ago.
A deforested area inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil.(Reuters File)
A deforested area inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil.(Reuters File)

Next coronavirus hotspot and pandemic origin could be Amazon Rainforest, warns scientist

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 03:13 PM IST
With the Amazon rainforests disappearing so rapidly, an “ecological disequilibrium is created and that’s when a virus can jump” from animals to humans, according to ecologist David Lapola.
Canoes, motor boats and ferries are the cars, trucks and buses of the Amazon, bringing people and goods to remote communities that can only be reached by river -- sometimes with a journey of more than a week.(Unsplash)
Canoes, motor boats and ferries are the cars, trucks and buses of the Amazon, bringing people and goods to remote communities that can only be reached by river -- sometimes with a journey of more than a week.(Unsplash)

Coronavirus severs Brazilian Amazon from world

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Deep in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, where rivers are the only highways, the coronavirus pandemic is sharply limiting boat traffic, leaving villages even more cut off from the world than before.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.(AFP)
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.(AFP)

In praise of some minor goddesses

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist, asked leaders at a United Nations (UN) just one question: “How dare you?”
The world’s biggest rainforest, which has been hit by nearly 90,000 fires this year, plays a vital role in the regulation of the world’s climate and water resources.(AP photo)
The world’s biggest rainforest, which has been hit by nearly 90,000 fires this year, plays a vital role in the regulation of the world’s climate and water resources.(AP photo)

Should the international community protect the Amazon rainforest ?

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose policies are blamed for a spike in fires, furiously accused the 41-year-old French leader of having a “colonialist mentality” by questioning his country’s sovereignty in the Amazon.
Brazil will hire local environmental police on a short-term basis to combat Amazon fires(Reuters Photo)
Brazil will hire local environmental police on a short-term basis to combat Amazon fires(Reuters Photo)

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Brasilia | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 07:32 AM IST
The scheme will involve contracting state environmental police on their days off to assist federal government enforcement efforts, Salles said in an interview. He said the ministry aims to have a deal in place with states to allow for such a scheme to begin before next year’s peak deforestation and fire season, which generally starts in May or June.
The arresting installation, entitled “For Forest”, was unveiled to the media on Thursday.(Twitter/FOR FOREST)
The arresting installation, entitled “For Forest”, was unveiled to the media on Thursday.(Twitter/FOR FOREST)

Artist transforms football stadium into a forest using 300 trees

Vienna | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The installation has been supported by Klagenfurt’s municipality and has been criticised by some as an extravagance.
Amazon is burning at a record rate.(Reuters photo)
Amazon is burning at a record rate.(Reuters photo)

Raging fires and dark skies put Brazil’s Bolsonaro in spotlight

Bloomberg | By Tatiana Freitas and David Biller
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:04 PM IST
INPE, as the institute is known, recorded an 84% increase in fires in Brazil between 2018 and 2019, most in the Amazon rainforest. It was the highest level in seven years of record keeping. Bolsonaro said Wednesday without offering evidence that NGOs could be setting the blazes to discredit him.
In 2017 alone, India broke its own world record for the most trees planted after volunteers gathered to plant 66 million saplings in just 12 hours.(Vidya Subramanian/ Hindustan Times)
In 2017 alone, India broke its own world record for the most trees planted after volunteers gathered to plant 66 million saplings in just 12 hours.(Vidya Subramanian/ Hindustan Times)

India, China contribute most to global greenery: NASA

Washington | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Study published in the latest edition in Nature Sustainability showed that at least 25 per cent of the global foliage expansion since the early 2000s came from China, with India close behind.
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