Brazilian Deforestation

Flanking the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s Cerrado savannah reported a six-year deforestation high, after which government scientists have said that deforestation monitoring will cease soon, citing government budget cuts. Wood from the endangered savannah is being illegally deforested to fuel a charcoal boom, which reports say is reliant on forced labour. Th charcoal is being used to fuel Brazil’s steel mills.

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