Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro


Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in more than a decade10 years this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp rise under the leadership of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) space research agency said deforestation reached 9,762 square kilometres (3.77 square miles), up 29.5 percent for the 12 months through July 2019.