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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.