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Brazil has lost 15% of its water surface area in 30 years

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is drying up. Satellite image analyses of the Brazilian territory between 1985 and 2020 show that in only 35 years there is surface water loss in 8 of the 12 hydrographic regions, in all of the country's biomes. Brazil lost 15.7% of its fresh water between 1991 and 2020.

The data are from MapBiomas researchers, an initiative involving NGOs, universities and technology companies. It is currently the platform with the most up-to-date database on land cover and land use transformations in Brazil.

Now launched, MapBiomas Água maps the territorial dynamics of . . .

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