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Deforestation in the Amazon
(1) Early stages | (2) 25 years later
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Deforestation in the Amazon
Brazil, South America
August 2001
IMAGE 2: In Brazil, forests have been cut down for logging and agriculture. Taken 25 years apart, these two images show the same area. Image 1 catches the distinctive "fish bone" pattern of deforestation in its early stages. Image 2 shows major changes, with remaining forested areas in red.
Courtesy National Air and Space Museum
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Satisfies National Science Education Standards: Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evidence, models, and explanation; Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society, Populations, resources, and environments
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