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Amazon deforestation hits new record in Brazil

11/07/2022 08:48 PM | Click to read full article

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has hit a six-year high, the national space agency, Inpe, reports.

Some 3,988 square kilometres (1,540 square miles) of land were cleared in the region between January and June. Last year, 3,088 square kilometres of the rainforest were destroyed during the same period.