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# deforestation

Last month
August 2023
Brazil's president Lula says the 'world must help' his country save the Amazon
Deforestation in Brazil’s share of the Amazon fell by 33.6% year-on-year from January to June, the first six months of Lula’s term.
This year
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon falls by 31% in first five months of Lula presidency
The figures from the National Institute for Space Research were welcome news for environmentalists pinning their hopes on veteran leftist Lula.
Brazilian Amazon deforestation up 150% in Bolsonaro's last month in office
Under Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose by 75.5% from the previous decade.
Last year
EU to ban products which contribute to deforestation
Importing companies will have to show that their products are deforestation-free.
Amazon loses a tenth of its vegetation in four decades, report says
From 1985 to 2021, the deforested area surged from 490,000 square kilometres to 1,250,000 square kilometres.
Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record for October ahead of government change
Under outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation increased 75% compared to the previous decade.
Area more than six times the size of Manhattan destroyed in Brazilian Amazon in January
Deforestation levels in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new record for January.
All time
Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon up 22% in a year, highest level in 15 years
13,235 square kilometres of forest was lost from August 2020 to July 2021.
Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October
An area more than half the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro of Amazon’s lush rainforest was cleared.
COP26: World leaders sign up to multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030
The pledge is endorsed by more than 100 leaders representing over 85% of the world’s forests.
Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.
Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon
Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.
Saoirse McHugh: How Ireland can help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires
Giving money to Brazil may not be the solution, but there are ways to make a difference.
Record number of Amazon wildfires lit on purpose, claims president of Brazil
Nearly 73,000 forest fires have been reported in the country so far this year.
Which tree is the most loveable one in Ireland? We'll know by tomorrow
Voting is currently taking place in the National Tree Huggers contest.
Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.
Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?
Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.
Disney invests in Peru to prevent deforestation
The Walt Disney Company has bought $3.5 million in carbon credits to prevent the destruction of a jungle in the country’s Amazon as part of a project that started in 2009.
Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?
Large-scale deforestation and climate change are putting the wild Arabica coffee bean at risk of potential extinction, say experts.
Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends
US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.