Rainforest destruction – view from outer space
Satellite images from NASA show rainforest destruction in South America and in the region of Mato Grosso, Brazil, in 2004 and 2007 respectively.
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Right photo: Road construction smooths the way for slash-and-burn. The NASA satellite image of the region of Mato Grosso, Brazil, taken on August 5, 2007, shows the plumes of smoke associated with slash-and-burn. The sources of fire are marked in red. Their course along a road is clearly visible. The unspoiled areas of the rainforest are green, and the deforested areas are brown.