31 Jul '17, 1pm

Two-thirds of the Amazon's deforested area has been turned into pastures for cattle - via @EcoWatch

Again, the researchers utilized geospatial analysis software. They divided the entire region into a grid of 1 kilometer-wide squares. The probability of future deforestation was estimated for each square based on the presence of factors that stimulate forest destruction, such as available roads or rivers for transportation, distance to markets and land production potential. Using this data, they created a map of deforestation probability for the entire Brazilian Amazon. Then the researchers used the deforested area for the three previous years—1.7 million hectares (17,000 square kilometers; 6,564 square miles)—as an estimate of total forest loss that can happen in the three year period between 2016 to 2018. Based on this probability map, they determined the areas under higher risk of new deforestation. The last step was to overlap these projections and the slaughterhouses'...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/amazon-deforestation-slaughterho...

Tweets

Study Links Most Amazon Deforestation to 128 Sl...

ecowatch.com 28 Jul '17, 2pm

Again, the researchers utilized geospatial analysis software. They divided the entire region into a grid of 1 kilometer-wi...

Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 slaughterhouses

Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 sl...

news.mongabay.com 27 Jul '17, 3pm

Again, the researchers utilized geospatial analysis software. They divided the entire region into a grid of 1 kilometer-wi...

Scientists tell BP: stay away from the Amazon Reef

greenpeace.org.uk 31 Jul '17, 11am

For ocean scientists, the Amazon Reef is a fascinating puzzle , full of new discoveries and surprising twists. In just a f...

Faced with huge demand, Amazon books taxis to f...

todayonline.com 31 Jul '17, 8pm

SINGAPORE — Confronted with a deluge of orders, Amazon’s Prime Now service has resorted to booking taxis — on top of tappi...

Deforestation briefing: Beef supply chain blame...

ethicalcorp.com 28 Jul '17, 9pm

Last year, after nearly a decade of declining deforestation in Brazil, progress went into reverse and loss of forest incre...

Amazon finally enters Asia-Pacific via Singapore

Amazon finally enters Asia-Pacific via Singapore

campaignasia.com 26 Jul '17, 4am

Following months of speculation, it appears that Amazon is finally making its APAC entrance by way of Singapore. “Amazon e...