2020 another grim year for Brazilian Amazon

2020 was a devastating year for the Brazilian Amazon Deforestation destroyed the equivalent of more than two football pitches each minute in the Brazilian Amazon in 2020, another devastating year for a resource seen as vital to curbing climate change, according to government data released Friday. Brazilian space agency INPE identified 8,426 square kilometers (3,253 […]

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

Aerial view of a burning area of Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil, on August 16, 2020 Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official figures released Monday that drew a chorus of condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government. A […]

Urbanization, Agriculture, and Mining Threaten Brazilian Rivers

Researchers in Brazil and the United States have found that agriculture, urbanization, and mining are great threats to water quality in Brazilian rivers. These land uses are important sources of pollution but often remain unaccounted for in analyses of water quality. Published in September in the Journal of Environmental Management, the study is […]