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Tropical Deforestation Affects Rainfall In The U.S. And Around The Globe

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September 18, 2005
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New research finds that deforestation in different areas of the globe affects rainfall patterns over a considerable region.

Deforestation by Satellite: This image, taken April 21, 2002 by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite reveals the widespread deforestation (light green and brownish areas) taking place near Mato Grosso, Brazil. Red dots show the locations of actively burning fires.
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