Brazil bans fires in Amazon rainforest to meet investor demands to slow deforestation

Credit: WorldNews- Published on July 9, 2020
BRASILIABrazil’s government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the rainforest. Vice President Hamilton Mourao told reporters that he invited investors in the video conference to help...

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Published on July 8, 2020 -  02:44
Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns
Environmentalists in Brazil are denouncing an acceleration of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest that they say is directly linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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