Google-backed database steps up fight on deforestation
- Google-backed database steps up fight on deforestation.
Google, environmentalists and governments on Thursday unveiled a state-of-the-art database to track deforestation, hoping to ramp up enforcement of a major culprit behind climate change. Agence France-Presse. 21 February 2014.
Earth's green canopy gets an online protector.
A new online monitoring system will make it possible to quickly check the condition of tropical forests around the globe that were previously under no surveillance, potentially increasing pressure on governments to stop deforestation.