Satellite data gives hope to stopping deforestation

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A satellite-based alert system could prove a potent weapon in the fight against deforestation. As few as eight hours after it detects that trees are being cut down, the system will send out e-mails warning that an area is endangered. That rapid response could enable environmental managers to catch illegal loggers before they damage large swathes of forest.

Source: Satellite alerts track deforestation in real time : Nature News & Comment

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