New Worry Over August Deforestation In Brazilian Amazon

Last month was the second-worst August on record for deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to official figures released Friday, sparking new criticism of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies.

A total of 1,359 square kilometers (525 square miles) in the Brazilian Amazon — 23 times the size of Manhattan — were lost last month, according to satellite data from Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE).

The figure triggered new warnings on the…

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