Indians Using Google Earth To Save The Amazon

Indians Using Google Earth To Save The Amazon

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"Deep in the most remote jungles of South America, Amazon Indians (Amerindians) are using Google Earth and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping to protect their fast-dwindling home… Indians log on to Google Earth and study images, inch by inch, looking to see where new (illegal) gold mines are popping up" …

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“With the newly updated, high-resolution images of the region, they can see river discoloration which could be the product of sedimentation and pollution from a nearby mine. They are able to use these images to find the smallest gold mine.” (mongabay.com)

Support the Earth, and writer/editor, Rhett A. Butler, at mongabay.com

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