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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In 2015, satellite images detected a fresh clearing of rainforest in an indigenous reserve deep in the Amazon. Within months, authorities in Peru had evicted the wildcat miners driving the deforestation, a rare victory in a region where a gold rush has laid waste to large swaths of pristine forest. The rapid response was possible thanks to better use of satellite technology that now allows deforestation to be tracked in near real-time, giving governments "unprecedented" opportunities to take action, said Matt Finer, the lead author of a paper on the trend in the latest issue of Science. read more


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