24 May '11, 8pm

Authorities launch stealth operation in Amazon after satellite images reveal deforestation

Authorities launch stealth operation in Amazon after satellite images reveal deforestation

Brazil’s new cabinet-level post in response to surge in deforestation (05/21/2011) Prompted by a near sixfold increase in Amazon rainforest clearing over the past year, the Brazilian government will form a cabinet post to monitor and respond to deforestation. 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 period last year. INPE's rapid deforestation detection system (DETER) recorded 593 square kilometers of forest clearing during the past two months, a 473 percent increase over the 103.5 sq km chopped down from M...

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