Daily Archives: August 2, 2019

Deforestation fires at Xingu, one of the last ‘shields’ of the Amazon

Deforestation in protected areas in the Xingu River basin in the states of Pará and Mato Grosso grew 44.7% in May and June 2019 compared to the same period last year, reinforcing the upward trend in Amazon deforestation and increasing pressures on one of the biome’s main ecological corridors. The data is from Sirad X, a bulletin published every two… Read more »

Deforestation: ‘The sovereignty of the country is at stake’, says Carlos Nobre

Carlos Nobre, a researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Federal University of São Paulo (IEA-USP), one of the world’s leading climatology specialists, emphatically said he had no doubt about the quality of deforestation detections in the Amazon made in Brazil. “INPE (National Institute for Special Research, responsible for monitoring) is the most qualified body in the world… Read more »