"Brazil Detects Record Amazon Deforestation in Jan. and Feb."

"RIO DE JANEIRO — Detected deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reached a record high for the month of February following a similar record the prior month.

Satellite alerts of deforestation in February corresponded to 199 square kilometers (77 square miles), the highest indicator for that month in seven years of record-keeping and 62% more than in the same month in 2021, according to preliminary data from the Brazilian space agency’s Deter monitoring system that were released on Friday.

Deter data last month showed January registered 430 square kilometers of deforestation, more than quadruple the level in the same month last year. "

David Biller reports for the Associated Press March 11, 2022.

Source: AP, 03/15/2022