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New Map Shows Dramatic Time Lapse of Tar Sands Deforestation

A time-lapsed map released today by the World Resources Institute using satellite imagery from Global Forest Watch shows how much forest is being lost in Northern Alberta to make way for major industrial operations, mainly to extract oil from the tar sands, also referred to as the oilsands.

According to the data compiled by Global Forest Watch, industrial development and forest fires in Canada's tar sands region have cleared or degraded almost 2 million acres (775,000 hectares) of boreal forest since 2000.

http://desmog.ca/2014/07/15/new-map-shows-dramatic-time-lapse-tar-sands-deforestation