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New Google Earth Conservation Applications

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If you take a look at the Amazon region of the world its interesting to see how the deforestation, biodiversity, tribes, endangered species, and oil spills seem to all converge together in the Amazon. What a great open source tool for monitoring and tracking environmental change. Check out these new applications for conservation on Google Earth: http://david.tryse.net/googleearth/

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