Brazil’s Amazon Deforestation Rises Over 100% Year-Over-Year | News | teleSUR English

Brazil’s Amazon Deforestation Rises Over 100% Year-Over-Year | News | teleSUR English

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday.

Destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest totaled 563 square km (217.38 square miles) in November, 103% more than in the same month last year, according to the country’s space research agency INPE.

That would bring total deforestation for the period from January to November to 8,934 square km, 83% more than in the same period in 2018 and an area almost the size of Puerto Rico.

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