10 Oct '11, 6am

Increibles imagénes satélite de incendios n la #Amazonia para conversión de bosque a pasto o cultivos @greenpeace_esp

The rainforest of South America, also known as Amazonia, has been undergoing a continual and accelerated conversion process into farmlands (including pasture for livestock) since the early 1960s. This process has typically been achieved by clearing the forest using fire—“slash and burn”—followed by planting of crops. The generally infertile soils of this rainforest—the largest such forest on Earth—make sustainable farming difficult. This drives people to convert more forest into farmland. The area of clearing can be considerable, and since the deforested regions are easily identifiable and measurable from space, the rate of deforestation is likewise easy to track. This astronaut photograph illustrates slash-and-burn forest clearing along the Rio Xingu (Xingu River) in the state of Matto Grasso, Brazil. The photo was taken from the International Space Station, a platform fr...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=71256

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Oct '11, 10pm

The rainforest of South America, also known as Amazonia, has been undergoing a continual and accelerated conversion proces...

NASA Earth Observato Fires along the Rio Xingu,...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Oct '11, 10pm

The rainforest of South America, also known as Amazonia, has been undergoing a continual and accelerated conversion proces...

Fires along the Rio Xingu, Brazil: Source: eart...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Oct '11, 10pm

The rainforest of South America, also known as Amazonia, has been undergoing a continual and accelerated conversion proces...

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