Brazil prosecutors probe surge in Amazon deforestation and fires

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. Picture Taken August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in Brazil said on Thursday they will investigate a spike in deforestation and wildfires raging in the Amazon state of ParĂ¡ to determine whether there has been reduced monitoring and enforcement of environmental protections. The investigation announced by the prosecutors office in ParĂ¡ follows a surge in fires and destruction […]

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