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UK wins satellite contract to 'weigh' the biomass in Earth's forests

Posted in Hardware on 4th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The data will be important for climate research, and will create a baseline for treaties that seek to monitor the status of global forest resources.

Old forest may provide buffer against rising temperatures

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

The vegetation of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a new study.

Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2013
by Alex Muller

A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.