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Planet image of Altamira (-5.79, -53.69) in the State of Pará, Brazil taken on August 8, 2020. Courtesy of Planet.

Amazon deforestation rises modestly in June

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continued on an upward trajectory in June, reports the country's national space research institute INPE. INPE's satellite-based forest monitoring system detected 1,062 square kilometers (410…
Planet image of Altamira (-5.79, -53.69) in the State of Pará, Brazil taken on August 8, 2020. Courtesy of Planet.
Deforestation in Kapuas Hulu regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Global forest loss increased in 2020

No one was sure exactly what near-term impact the global pandemic would have the world’s forests in 2020. Some expected lockdowns and economic shocks to dampen deforestation rates; others thought…
Deforestation in Kapuas Hulu regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler
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