Monday, September 26, 2016

Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

This is a satellite image of a section of new deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, captured on August 28, 2013. This imagery may be important for a couple of reasons: 1) This may be an illegal logging operation, and this imagery helps inform people what is happening and where. 2) The imagery helps us know how much deforestation is going on in various forests, which is important to know because deforestation is a cause of global warming.

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