"Brazil Prosecutors Probe Surge In Amazon Deforestation And Fires"

"BRASILIA - Federal prosecutors in Brazil said on Thursday they will investigate a spike in deforestation and wildfires raging in the Amazon state of Pará to determine whether there has been reduced monitoring and enforcement of environmental protections.

The investigation announced by the prosecutors office in Pará follows a surge in fires and destruction of the Amazon rainforest that experts blame on reduced protection of the environment under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro."

Anthony Boadle and Ricardo Brito report for Reuters August 22, 2019.


"As Amazon Burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro Tells Rest Of World Not To Interfere" (Reuters)

"UN Chief Guterres Says 'Deeply Concerned' By Amazon Fires" (AFP)

"Brazil’s Amazon Fires Highlight The Threat Of Deregulation Amid Climate Change" (HuffPost)

"Brazilian Minister Booed At Climate Event As Outcry Grows Over Amazon Fires" (Guardian)

"Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates; Bolsonaro Defiant" (AP)

"Amnesty International Blames Amazon Fires On Brazilian Government" (AP)

"Amazon Fires: Bolsonaro Says Brazil Cannot Fight Them" (BBC News)

Source: Reuters, 08/23/2019