Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon spiked in April despite conservation promises
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon saw a sharp increase in April compared with the same month last year, according to The Associated Press.
Preliminary data from Brazil’s national space research agency INPE released Friday shows deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increased 43 percent in April compared with the same time last year. About 224 square miles of land were cleared last month alone, the highest figure for April in at least five years.
In the first four months of this year, deforestation in Brazil totaled more than 446...