16 October 2008

How to Save the Amazon Forest by Sharing

The use of technology to monitor deforestation and other problems in the Amazon rainforest is a great idea. This could make it even better:

Canada and Germany are among the only countries that have satellite images from radars that can penetrate clouds.

"If they really want to help the Amazon, they could make their satellite images available," said Lopes.

Sharing this kind of info (a) costs *nothing* to the governments concerned and (b) could give this important project a big boost.

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