31 May '16, 9pm

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Halting deforestation is such a critical part of combating climate change that it was enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement as a standalone article — yet few countries systematically monitor the drivers of deforestation within their borders. In an attempt to at least partially remedy this state of affairs, Veronique De Sy, a scientist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands who also works with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), led a team of researchers who studied satellite imagery to quantify the drivers of deforestation in South America between 1990 and 2005. The results have just been published in the journal Environmental Research Letters . De Sy and team first determined areas of deforestation based on the 2010 global remote sensing survey of the Food and Agricultural Organisation Forest Resource Assessment. In order to assess what drove t...

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