Satellites present a better picture of deforestation

Scientific American: BIRD'S-EYE VIEW: Better satellite imagery shows that large swathes of peat forests in Southeast Asia have been replaced with palm oil plantations--increasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Image: NASA The picture of Southeast Asia's deforestation is coming into greater focus. Scientists have developed a new satellite-imaging technique that allows them to have a better bird's eye view of when carbon-rich peatlands were cleared and to what extent they have been replaced by palm......

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