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Amazon deforestation leads to firing of scientist after President Jair Bolsonaro takes issue with data

The head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has been sacked amid criticism by President Jair Bolsonaro about the agency's reports on deforestation in the Amazon.

After meeting with the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, Ricardo Galvao said his mandate would be terminated before the end of his term next year due to an “unsustainable” situation.

  • ABC News

Minister Marcos Pontes later confirmed Mr Galvao’s departure on Twitter and…

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