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London UK (SPX) Jun 21, 2012
deforestation-dry-chaco-paraguay-2004-2011-bg.jpg An international team of researchers in Colombia, the UK, USA and Switzerland have developed the first ever system to monitor deforestation across Latin America in near real-time using satellite data. Preliminary results from the new system reveal that in parts of Colombia, deforestation has increased by 340 per cent since 2004; and over a million hectares of forest have been lost in the Gran Ch

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http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_develop_first_satellite_deforestation_tracker_for_whole_of_Latin_America_999.html

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