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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Global Forest Watch : Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time With Google

science24science24 Posts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
Well done Google. Finally, you care about the environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lTG-0brb98I

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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,139 mod
    @Science24, I'm handicapped by my tablet, so I can't see the picture. I thought google maps can show fairly clearly where there's forest and where there are buildings. I suppose the key is to be able to compare over time, the changes in landuse. In some areas, forests are making a bit of a come back in Nepal. Someone from WWF showed me how in the Terai of Nepal (the plains on the border with India), there's been an increase in land under forest in the past few years. I don't know if this is because young people in Nepal now don't want to be farmers, but increasinly land is going back to nature as the young men leave the villages to find work in the cities or out of the country.
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    That's a good idea.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,415 mod
    edited April 2016
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSgKIvtZKHI3AyP7KQGN7VGqlmqLJtUaX0AhG-6b9fF9ueXq62RUwQLtO-ArA

    Cool!
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