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[Published: Tuesday December 01 2020]

 Amazon deforestation ‘soars to a 12-year high’

BRAZILIA, 01 Dec. - (ANA) - Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its highest level since 2008. 
Inpe, the country’s space agency, says a total of 4,281 square miles of rainforest were destroyed between August 2019 and July 2020 - a 9.5% increase from the previous year. 
The carbon store in the Amazon slows down the pace of global warming.
The deforistation has been accelerated since the election of the current president Jair Bolsonaro two years ago.  - (ANA) -
AB/ANA/01 December 2020 - - -

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