Saturday, February 27, 2010

earth #10

Coastal Plains, Hokkaido Island, Japan

The coastal plains of east, southeast Hokkaido with its land clearing operation, where terrain was once forested, now the land is being used for agricultural purposes.

Monday, November 2, 2009

earth #9

Betsiboka River Delta, Madagascar

Dramatic evidence of the catastrophic erosion of northwestern Madagascar. The removal of the native forest for cultivation and pastureland during the past 50 years has led to massive annual soil losses

Thursday, October 15, 2009

earth #8

Bermejo, Blanco Rivers, Argentina

New agricultural fields in northwestern Argentina. The deforestation of this region of Argentina near the Bolivian border has increased since the mid 1980’s.

Friday, September 25, 2009

earth #7

Sudd Swamp and White Nile River, Southern Sudan

Detail of the northernmost area of the Sudd Swamp, the extensive floodplain with area of grassland that has been overgrazed by cattle.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

earth #6

Rondônia, Brazil

A visual indication of the rate of deforestation that is taking place in the state of Rondônia, which has been especially hard hit by deforestation.

Friday, September 11, 2009

earth #5

Rondônia Brazil

Worldwide destruction of tropical rain forests has been under way for several decades. Nowhere has this destruction surpassed the deforestation of parts of the southern Amazon River Basin.