Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bolivian Deforestation

"Once a vast carpet of healthy vegetation and virgin forest, the Amazon rain forest is changing rapidly. This image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin.

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"Loggers have cut long paths into the forest, while ranchers have cleared large blocks for their herds. Fanning out from these clear-cut areas are settlements built in radial arrangements of field and farms.  Healthy vegetation appears red in this image." - source: US Geological Survey

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