Deforestation

Deforestation

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Credit: NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Deforestation (image 1 of 2). Coloured satellite image of the deforestation near the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz (lower left) in 1984. North is at top. Forest and other vegetation is green, with bare ground red. Santa Cruz lies to the west of the Piray River (dark blue). To the east of the river are patches of land that have been deforested for agriculture. This image was produced by the Thematic Mapper on an American Landsat satellite. Image area: 240x320 kilometres. For the deforestation in 1998 see image E640/439.

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Keywords: 1984, agriculture, bolivian, city, clearance, clearing, crops, deforestation, environment, environmental destruction, farming, geography, landsat thematic mapper, piray river, santa cruz, satellite image, space

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