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Global CO2 emissions. In some countries, including Brazil and Indonesia, deforestation is the leading source of carbon dioxide emissions.

Global CO2 emissions. In some countries, including Brazil and Indonesia, deforestation is the leading source of carbon dioxide emissions.

Flooding & Deforestation, Brazil.  Left: June 24, 1984. Right: August 6, 2011. The Samuel Dam is located along the Jamari River in Rondonia, Brazil. These images show the area in 1984, shortly after construction of the hydroelectric dam began, and in 2011. The reservoir created by the dam flooded the upstream forest and displaced many people. Also evident in the images is the deforestation that has affected much of the region.

Flooding & Deforestation, Brazil. Left: June 24, 1984. Right: August 6, 2011. The Samuel Dam is located along the Jamari River in Rondonia, Brazil. These images show the area in 1984, shortly after construction of the hydroelectric dam began, and in 2011. The reservoir created by the dam flooded the upstream forest and displaced many people. Also evident in the images is the deforestation that has affected much of the region.

Taking IT Globals EARTHWATCHERS - youth all over the world collaborating to monitor the forest in Borneo for illegal deforestation.

Taking IT Globals EARTHWATCHERS - youth all over the world collaborating to monitor the forest in Borneo for illegal deforestation.

Charts: deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, 2000-2010  Hate deforestation? Please support Binceipt for combating deforestation by visiting binceipt.com for more info or use binceipt iOS app available for free at iphone/ipad app store.

Charts: deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, 2000-2010 Hate deforestation? Please support Binceipt for combating deforestation by visiting binceipt.com for more info or use binceipt iOS app available for free at iphone/ipad app store.

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. The shrinking forest cover in Borneo threatens orangutans and many other rainforest animals.

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. The shrinking forest cover in Borneo threatens orangutans and many other rainforest animals.

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil has already lost over 232,000 square miles since 1970, and if deforestation continues at its current rate, 40% will be gone by 2030. The government allowed cattle ranchers to clear large areas of forest in an attempt to build up Brazil’s economy, and since the 1980s, loggers, miners and soy farmers have added to the problem.

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil has already lost over 232,000 square miles since 1970, and if deforestation continues at its current rate, 40% will be gone by 2030. The government allowed cattle ranchers to clear large areas of forest in an attempt to build up Brazil’s economy, and since the 1980s, loggers, miners and soy farmers have added to the problem.

A NASA visualization shows the dramatic loss of thick, multiyear sea ice cover in the Arctic.   Now You Sea It, Now You Don’t: Watch Arctic Sea Ice Melt

A NASA visualization shows the dramatic loss of thick, multiyear sea ice cover in the Arctic. Now You Sea It, Now You Don’t: Watch Arctic Sea Ice Melt

Stop land grabbing!

Stop land grabbing!

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