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

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

In 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest rose 9.5% from a year earlier to 11,088 square kilometers (2.7 million acres), according to data from Brazil’s national space research agency Inpe. (Reporting by Jake Spring Editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)

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