Amazon region loses 10 per cent of its vegetation in nearly four decades

Highway BR-163 stretches between the Tapajos National Forest, left, and a soy field in Belterra, Para state, Brazil, on Nov. 25, 2019. The Amazon region has lost 10% of its native vegetation, mostly tropical rainforest, in almost four decades, an area roughly the size of Texas, a new report released Dec. 2, 2022, says. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File) Highway BR-163 stretches between the Tapajos National Forest, left, and a soy field in Belterra, Para state, Brazil, on Nov. 25, 2019. The Amazon region has lost 10% of its native vegetation, mostly tropical rainforest, in almost four decades, an area roughly the size of Texas, a new report released Dec. 2, 2022, says. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

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