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Amazon deforestation in Brazil remains near its highest level in 15 years

Amazon deforestation in Brazil remains near its highest level in 15 years

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon slowed slightly last year, a year after a 15-year high, according to closely watched figures released Wednesday. The data was released by the National Institute for Space Research. The agency’s Prodes monitoring system shows the rainforest lost an area roughly the size of Qatar, some …

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Super-distant black hole eats half a sun a year and blasts its remains back to Earth

Astronomers have made the most distant sighting of a black hole tearing apart a star and feasting on it, thanks to a jet of stellar “remnants” hurled directly at Earth. Because the jet is aimed directly at Earth, the violent destruction of the star by this black hole, which astronomers call a tidal disturbance event …

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