Google's Next Goal: To Stop Deforestation with Global Forest Watch | Risques environnement & santé, changement climatique, risques liés aux modes de vie contemporains |

Deforestation has long been cited as a problem, but a lack of accessible data meant that the general public had to take someone's word for the figures. As a result, its threat always seemed more abstract and nebulous than, say, climate change or rising sea levels.


Until now: Google has unveiled its Global Forest Watch, an online tool that monitors deforestation around the world in near-real time.

Via Lauren Moss