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View of a burnt area after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on August 25. Photo: Joao Laet /AFP

Satellite images used to gauge Amazon deforestation

The Brazilian Amazon lost 1,698 square kilometres of its vegetation cover in August, an area 222 per cent higher than the deforestation recorded in the same month in 2018, data released by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows.

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