The Amazon Rainforest is Being Destroyed at the Fastest Rate in Over a Decade

Environmental ministry calculated the totals by using satellite imagery, which documents areas of deforested land larger than 15.4 acres. An area was considered to be deforested if the primary forest cover had been removed, regardless of what the land was used for.
The results reveal that Amazon is being destroyed at the fastest rate in a decade. Satellite data revealed that over 3000 swore miles of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest was lost between August 2017 and July 2018. The amount of rainforest is 10 times the size of New York City.