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Global Map of Deforestation: Forests Vanishing

A new global map of deforestation reveals that 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of forest has vanished since 2000.

November 15, 2013
10:30 AM EST
Indonesia's lost forests -- the fastest of any nation between 2000 and 2012. | Image courtesy Matt Hansen, University of Maryland
A map of change in North American forests between 2000 and 2012. Red is loss and pink represents areas of loss and gain. | Image courtesy Matt Hansen, University of Maryland