Brazil’s Amazon deforestation doubled in January

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest doubled in January compared with a year ago, reaching a five-year record for the month, according to the national space research agency Inpe. More than 280 sq km were cleared in January, an increase of 108%, and a record for the month since data started being collected in 2016. One square kilometre roughly equals 200 football pitches. Deforestation in the Amazon soared last year.

Source: BBC News