Undesired side effects: deforestation accelerates

The coronacrisis has worsened an already worrying development. Illegal actions to level parts of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest have met recently with little resistance, as law enforcement is largely paralyzed because of the pandemic. Between January and April, an area of around 1200 km2 has been flattened, more than 50% up from the same period last year.

Source: The New York Times, June 6, 2020