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Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth

19 November 2018

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A powerful new map by the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States.

UC geography professor Tomasz Stepinski created the new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Stepinski, a professor in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet.

Source: Science Daily

Image credit: Tomasz Stepinski/UC - UC used satellite images to track landscape change between 1992 and 2015.