03 Aug '11, 10pm
Satellite data shows slight increase in Amazon deforestation over June last year via @mongabay
Brazilian government: Amazon deforestation rising (06/30/2011) Satellite data released today by the Brazilian government confirmed a rise in Amazon deforestation over this time last year. Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon continues to rise; clearing highest near Belo Monte dam site (06/17/2011) Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continued to rise as Brazil's Congress weighed a bill that would weaken the country's Forest Code, according to new analysis by Imazon. Brazil confirms big jump in Amazon deforestation (05/18/2011) New data from the Brazilian government seems to confirm environmentalists' fears that farmers and ranchers are clearing rainforest in anticipation of a weakening of the country's rules governing forest protection. Wednesday, Brazil's National Space Research Agency (INPE) announced a sharp rise in deforestation in March and April relative to the same pe...