Gallery: Google Unveils Software That Battles Deforestation


Google seems to have its hand in virtually everything, from ocean mapping to home energy monitors. Now the search engine giant can add reducing deforestation to its lengthy resume. The company’s philanthropic arm,, recently unveiled new software that can actually track and monitor global deforestation. If the software becomes more widely implemented, it could serve as a useful tool in helping to cut carbon emissions and combat climate change.

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  1. manny January 6, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Great idea from Google, but ultimtely its down to responsible world leaders to agree on a solution to tackle the problem of deforestation

  2. jeanX January 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Re: deforestation

    I’d say that image looks a lot like Brooklyn, except for highway leading into it.
    Instead, of a highway, there is only the ocean.
    And, there’s no Prospect Park.

  3. Jess @ Openly Balanced January 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    This technology definitely facilitates the four big criteria for deforestation-based carbon offsets: real, verifiable, additional, measurable.

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