Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high under President Bolsonaro

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December 01, 2020 3:46 AM

BRASILIA (REUTERS) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday (Nov 30), with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement.