Tracking deforestation with satellite images
Google Earth in December last year unveiled a prototype application for visualizing the rate of deforestation. It not only shows the trees that have been cut over of the past years but, by crunching the historical satellite data, shows where the deforestation is happening over time. In this case, the red indicates the most recent tree cutting from 1986 to 2008 in Rondonia, Brazil.
April 21, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Google
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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