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Global Forest Change | Google Crisis Map

Global Forest Change | Google Crisis Map | Research | Scoop.it
/ Results from time-series analysis of 654,178 Landsat images in characterizing forest extent and change, 2000–2012. / Trees are defined as all vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover’. ‘Forest Loss’ is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state. ‘Forest Gain’ is defined as the inverse of loss, or a non-forest to forest change entirely within the study period. ‘Forest Loss Year’ is a disaggregation of total ‘Forest Loss’ to annual time scales. / Reference 2000 and 2012 imagery are median observations from a set of quality assessment-passed growing season observations. / Download the data.
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Amazon forest threat is greater outside Brazil

Amazon forest threat is greater outside Brazil | Research | Scoop.it
A relentless push in an arc of forest from Bolivia to Colombia and east to French Guiana should be a wake-up call, environmentalists say.
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Swallowing Rain Forest, Brazilian Cities Surge in Amazon

Swallowing Rain Forest, Brazilian Cities Surge in Amazon | Research | Scoop.it
The torrid expansion of rain forest cities is alarming scientists, as an array of new industrial projects transforms the Amazon into Brazil’s fastest-growing region.
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Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees | Research | Scoop.it
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
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Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects

Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects | Research | Scoop.it
Deforestation, the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses, is considered to be a contributing factor to global climate change.
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Amazon Rain Forest, Deforestation, Forest Conservation - National Geographic Magazine

Amazon Rain Forest, Deforestation, Forest Conservation - National Geographic Magazine | Research | Scoop.it
Brazil's dilemma: Allow widespread—and profitable—destruction of the rain forest to continue, or intensify conservation efforts.
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Seeing the wood

Seeing the wood | Research | Scoop.it
DAYBREAK is a heavenly time to look on the Amazonian canopy. From a Brazilian research tower high above it, a fuzzy grey sylvan view emerges from the thinning gloom,...
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Study Finds Loss of Rain Forests Can Deplete Hydropower

Study Finds Loss of Rain Forests Can Deplete Hydropower | Research | Scoop.it
The loss of tropical rain forests is likely to reduce the energy output of hydroelectric projects for countries whose economies depend on them.
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Amazon Deforestation Is Up, Brazil Warns

Amazon Deforestation Is Up, Brazil Warns | Research | Scoop.it
Is the Brazilian Amazon back to the dangerous rates of deforestation of 2007?
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Amazon Deforestation: Earth's Heart and Lungs Dismembered

Amazon Deforestation: Earth's Heart and Lungs Dismembered | Research | Scoop.it
The demand for beef means large swaths of the Brazilian Amazon are being bulldozed,but the government is making changes.
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Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation - National Geographic

Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation - National Geographic | Research | Scoop.it
Learn about the effects of Deforestation at National Geographic, and what you can do to help.
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