Small-scale Deforestation is on the Rise in the Amazon

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers analyzed forest loss rates across the entire Amazon between 2001 and 2014. 

View of Tapajós National Forest.

Deforestation Is Drying Up Atmospheric Rivers

Katarina Samurović

Deforestation has a dramatic impact on climate, reducing evapotranspiration which feed atmospheric rivers.

A series of four maps showing carbon density change as a result of deforestation.

Tropical Forest Degradation Means More Carbon Dioxide is Released into the Atmosphere Than is Absorbed

Elizabeth Borneman

Satellite images targeting areas of tropical Asia, Africa, and the Americas have shown that some tropical forests are dispelling more carbon than they are taking in.

Tracking Deforestation by Measuring the Distance to the Nearest Forest

Elizabeth Borneman

Using satellite images, researchers established a method of calculating the distance between any point in the continental United States and the nearest forested area.

Geo Quiz: Name the Human Activity Visible from Space

Caitlin Dempsey

This geography quiz features ten satellite images each showing an anthropogenic activity. Can you figure out what the human activity shown on each image is?

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