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Google creates 'near-real-time' deforestation tracking tool

LA Times: Google is bringing awareness to global deforestation with a new website that lets users see how the world's forests have been being cut down since 2000.
The Silicon Valley tech giant has partnered with the World Resources Institute and numerous other organizations to launch Global Forest Watch, a visual map website that lets anyone track deforestation around the world
Global Forest Watch shows data for deforestation going back to 2000, and it includes numerous analytical features. For example, users can customize what time period they want to analyze. They can also focus on specific geographic locations by drawing lines on a map.

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