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21

Feb

Website tracks deforestation in near real-timeThe equivalent of 50 soccer fields each minute have fallen every day of the past 13 years, and now you can watch it happen on the web.

Website tracks deforestation in near real-time
The equivalent of 50 soccer fields each minute have fallen every day of the past 13 years, and now you can watch it happen on the web.

18

Feb

Amazon rainforest growth spurts were NASA satellite errorWhy did the satellite think there were more new trees in the Amazon than there actually were? Shadows.

Amazon rainforest growth spurts were NASA satellite error
Why did the satellite think there were more new trees in the Amazon than there actually were? Shadows.

15

Nov

What’s the state of Earth’s trees? Deforestation map reveals wins gains, lossesThe fine scale of the map allows researchers to zoom in close enough to see how logging roads, rivers and even tornado tracks impact forests.

What’s the state of Earth’s trees? Deforestation map reveals wins gains, losses
The fine scale of the map allows researchers to zoom in close enough to see how logging roads, rivers and even tornado tracks impact forests.

28

Jul

7 striking examples of deforestation from NASA

23

Apr

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via Confused koala discovers his home has been cut down

23

Dec

7 striking examples of deforestation from NASA

06

Dec

Big, old trees in decline around the worldTrees face challenges from deforestation, invasive insects and climate change.

Big, old trees in decline around the world
Trees face challenges from deforestation, invasive insects and climate change.

09

Sep

Are animal-borne diseases on the rise?Deforestation, climate change and movement of people may be contributing to the rise of the hantavirus, Wile Nile and even the plague.

Are animal-borne diseases on the rise?
Deforestation, climate change and movement of people may be contributing to the rise of the hantavirus, Wile Nile and even the plague.

06

Sep

In the past 40 years, as much as 20 percent of the Amazon rain forest has been cut down. The rain forest produces half of its own precipitation. As the forest is destroyed and burned for industrial purposes, the remaining trees dry out and die. This activity has made Brazil one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters on the planet.7 ways humans are damaging the planet

In the past 40 years, as much as 20 percent of the Amazon rain forest has been cut down. The rain forest produces half of its own precipitation. As the forest is destroyed and burned for industrial purposes, the remaining trees dry out and die. This activity has made Brazil one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters on the planet.
7 ways humans are damaging the planet

Amazonian deforestation may cut rainfall by a fifthRainfall across the vast basin could lessen, potentially inflicting costs on farmers and reducing hydro-electricity output from receding river flows.

Amazonian deforestation may cut rainfall by a fifth
Rainfall across the vast basin could lessen, potentially inflicting costs on farmers and reducing hydro-electricity output from receding river flows.