Satellite monitoring detected 3,358 fires on Monday, the highest number of fires in one day since 2007 as Brazil's "arc of deforestation" keeps advancing, officials say.
France couldn't prevent fire at Notre Dame cathedral in 2019 but accuses Brasilia of burning Amazon forests, says Economy Minister Paulo Guedes in his criticism of Paris.
Environmental criminals destroyed massive public rainforests in six years, with only two percent of 302 federal police raids targeting perpetrators, a new study shows.
Some 16,557 square kilometres of indigenous vegetation were defrosted last year, according to a satellite data-based report.
Destruction rose 5.5 percent in June to 1,120 square km, also a record for that month of the year.
Ex-president's political plan has about 120 directives for a future government, including a strong focus on lifting Brazilians from poverty and preserving the environment.
Authorities in several provinces, including Baghdad, ordered government offices to shut, while schools nationwide were closed due to the eighth dust storm to have lashed the country since mid-April.
Deforestation of the world’s largest tropical rainforest soared to record levels last month, destroying more than 1,000 square kilometres, nearly double the previous high.
Since Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, the federal government has responded to just 2.17 percent of deforestation alerts in Amazon and other regions, an environmental monitor says.
Of the 428,085 square kilometres of native vegetation Brazil has lost in the past 30 years, just 1.6 percent was on indigenous lands, a new report shows.
Bill sponsored by President Bolsonaro legalising mining on Indigenous lands and Amazon rainforest is "inappropriate," says Brazilian Mining Institute, a group representing largest mining firms operating in the South American country.
Letter from 34 environmental groups demands European Union pass aggressive laws to fight deforestation in exporting countries such as Brazil, home to 60% of Amazon rainforest.
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