Thursday, February 20, 2014
When A Tree Falls in the Forest, Tracking the Where and Why Of It
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Google, the World Resources Institute and about 40 other organizations have launched Global Forest Watch, a website that tracks global deforestation since 2000 in near-real-time. While the site's creators hope to improve forest management, the new ability to "peer into forests" also reveals "a number of telling stories," most discouraging: The world has lost over 500 million acres of forest over the last decade, the equivalent of 50 soccer fields every minute of every day, with only a tiny fraction regrown or replanted.