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Amazon deforestation increased by 34% in 2019

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Over 10,000 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest were cleared from August 2019 to July 2019.

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12 good things that happened for the environment in 2019

Inhabitat - Innovation

However, 2019 also brought good news. Between rainforest fires and growing ocean pollution, much of environmental news is grim. Here are a few high points as we go into 2020.

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Study says traffic congestion increasing in London, above 2019 levels outside city centre

Envirotec Magazine

A new analysis released on 15 September by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe), based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, appears to show that traffic congestion is currently increasing in London and it is now worse than 2019 levels outside the city centre. The analysis examines data from May 2020 onwards.

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Arctic wildfires are emitting 35% more carbon compared to 2019

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Wildfires are causing more carbon emissions in the first eight months of 2020 than they did in all of 2019.

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GreenBiz names 2019 VERGE Vanguard award winners

GreenBiz

GreenBiz Group today named the 2019 VERGE Vanguard, honoring 20 dreamers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, business leaders, policymakers and investors on the cutting edge of sustainability and technology.

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Over 60GW of wind energy capacity installed in 2019, the second-biggest year in history

Envirotec Magazine

According to the report, 2019 was the second biggest year for wind power historically, with installations of 60.4 The main driver of this growth was market-based mechanisms, with auctioned wind capacity in 2019 surpassing 40 GW worldwide, accounting for two-thirds of total new capacity and doubling auctioned capacity compared to 2018.

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Greenland ice sheet loses record amount of ice in 2019

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The Greenland ice sheet lost ice at a rate of 1 million metric tons per minute in 2019.

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