Forest fires near Yakutsk, Russia, 2000-2012. Graphic: Hansen, et al., 2013

By Brad Plumer
14 November 2013

(Washington Post) – From a new study in the journal Science: the first effort to quantify in detail how forests are changing and disappearing over the past decade. The research team, led by the University of Maryland, used Landsat satellite images and Google's Earth Engine to assemble detailed new maps. […]

Fires are a huge driver of forest loss in Russia. Here's an animation showing what that looks like in Siberia. [more]

These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing



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