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Palm oil continues to destroy Indonesia's wildlife

Palm oil continues to destroy Indonesia's wildlife | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
How do the products we buy affect the world’s rainforests? In the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney this week, The Conversation is running a series on rainforest commodities…
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Palm oil plantations are bad for wildlife great and small: study

Palm oil plantations are bad for wildlife great and small: study | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Palm oil plantations have an overall negative impact on biodiversity, according to research released this week. The study, published in Nature Communications, found palm oil plantations are home to fewer…
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Indonesia surpasses Brazil in deforestation

Indonesia surpasses Brazil in deforestation | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Indonesia has for the first time surpassed Brazil in clearing tropical forests and losses are accelerating despite a 2011 moratorium meant to protect wildlife and combat climate change, scientists said on Sunday.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 16, 2014 4:23 AM

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Incredible High-Resolution Interactive Map of the World's Shrinking Forests - Wired Science

Incredible High-Resolution Interactive Map of the World's Shrinking Forests - Wired Science | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"This beautiful data visualization tool gives the first comprehensive, high-resolution look at deforestation around the world. It is based on 654,178 Landsat satellite images from the U.S. Geological Survey that were analyzed by a team of academic, government and Google researchers."

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Luxury leather and the Amazon

Luxury leather and the Amazon | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Cattle ranches are threatening the Amazon thanks to our love of luxury leather goods. But, reports Lucy Siegle, Brazil's forests could have an unlikely ally: Gucci
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How plywood started the destruction of Indonesia’s forests

How plywood started the destruction of Indonesia’s forests | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
How do the products we buy affect the world’s rainforests? In the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney this week, The Conversation is running a series on rainforest commodities…
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Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year
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Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Forest change mapped by Google Earth | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

The interactive online tool is publicly available and zooms in to a remarkably high level of local detail - a resolution of 30m.

It charts the story of the world's tree canopies from 2000 to 2012, based on 650,000 satellite images by Landsat 7.

In that time, the Earth lost a combined "forest" the size of Mongolia, enough trees to cover the UK six times.

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Deforestation Impacts on the Earth’s Water Cycle.

Deforestation Impacts on the Earth’s Water Cycle. | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Northern Somalia was once an adventure land of lush forest, strong farming families and the odd elephant. Today, the picture is much more bleak.
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