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Studies add to alarm over deforestation in Brazil under Bolsonaro

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Research published after video shows environment minister calling for deregulation while public distracted by Covid-19

Two studies have raised further alarm about deforestation in Brazil during the first year of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s government.

One study showed the country lost 12,000 km2 (4,633 sq miles) of forest last year and also provided important information about those behind deforestation. The other research flagged a 27% increase in the destruction of tropical forests in eastern Brazil.

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