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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Worldwide Forest Cover

Caption: Using Landsat imagery and cloud computing, researchers mapped forest cover worldwide as well as forest loss and gain. Over 12 years, 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of forest were lost, and 309,000 square miles (800,000 square kilometers) regrew.

Credit: Image Credit: NASA Goddard, based on data from Hansen et al., 2013.

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