Public perception of what constitutes a ÛÏhealthyÛ forest influences support (or lack thereof) for management policies, yet accessible, regional information about forest conditions is not always readily available. A new index helps address this gap.
Frustrated by a proposal to log in her neighborhood, a Google engineer and her team used emerging mapping technology to design a powerful processing platform, which now aids conservation efforts and strengthens the preservation of indigenous lands around the world.
U.S. agencies have launched a pilot project to establish a marine biodiversity observation network. The program, to measure marine biodiversity and integrate data across organizations, faces huge challenges but even greater rewards