Matthew Hansen uses satellites to spot deforestation as it happens
Dr. Matthew Hansen and his team have been recently featured in Nature. The article describes his work in mapping and monitoring land cover and land use change, particularly in the mapping forest areas and monitoring deforestation. This includes recent work using high-resolution maps that are released publicly to quickly monitor the impact of global deforestation. The data are made available within days of forest loss and have been used by scientists, activists, and others who have an interest in preventing the destruction of forests.
Read the article here.