Tags: Amazon rainforest

2000 new fires have started in the Amazon, 48h after government burning ban

Despite of the Brazilian government’s most recent efforts to stop the deforestation of the region new fires continue to crop up in the Amazon forest. According to a report the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE) satellite data shows that in the 48 hours after the Brazilian government’s ban on burning, issued Thursday, there have […]

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Brazil cuts greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday. Brazil reduced its emission from deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 610 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), compared to its 2020 target of 564 million tonnes. In […]

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