19 May '17, 3pm

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This article was originally published in The Mark News. I recently joined a group of scientists in announcing a surprising discovery in Science magazine: There are vast forests in the world's deserts and drylands—about 1.8 million square miles of them (467 million hectares), an area larger than the size of India! Researchers at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, WRI and several other organizations worked with local experts to examine hundreds of thousands of high-resolution satellite images on Google Earth, painstakingly counting individual trees and shrubs. In the end, we found the equivalent of another Amazon rainforest that we never knew existed. Forest extent in drylands. Reprinted with permission from Bastin et al., Science 356:635 (2017) A Closer Look at the World's Deserts and Drylands You might be surprised to learn that the world's deserts and drylands are ...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/we-discovered-18-million-...

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