The Amazon Lost an Area 12 Times the Size of NYC Last Year to Logging and Burning

Vice | Nov 19, 2019 at 6:48 PM
  • An area 12 times the size of New York City — all five boroughs — has been lost to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in a year.
  • This year wasn’t a drought year.
  • When the Amazon burns, it releases the carbon stored in its forests into the atmosphere.