The Fiji Times

Forest harm


BRASILIA - Deforestat­ion in Brazil’s Amazon jumped for the fifth straight month in September compared with last year, with destructio­n up 93 per cent in the first nine months of the year, according to preliminar­y government data published on Friday. Destructio­n of the world’s largest tropical rainforest totalled 7854 square kilometres (3032 square miles) for January to September, according to the country’s space research agency INPE. That’s 10 times the area of New York City.

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