The opportunities of Crowdmapping

In the spring of 2020 during COVID-19 quarantine more than 400 volunteers helped map all (or at least almost all) wildfires in Russia.  Wildfires around the Baikal lake, see the full map. The resulted 13.5 million hectares of burned area are not reflected in the official statistics. Most of these fires happened outside official forest lands, Read more about The opportunities of Crowdmapping[…]

4 Proposed Tar Sands Oil Pipelines Pose a Threat to Water Resources

A new analysis from Greenpeace USA finds that the three companies proposing to build tar sands pipelines have a legacy of pipeline spills, and that tar sands pipelines pose a threat to water resources. Download the full analysis. Summary Findings: Oil spills anywhere pose serious risks to human health and the environment, and oil spilled into Read more about 4 Proposed Tar Sands Oil Pipelines Pose a Threat to Water Resources[…]

Over 100 million hectares of forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation

After many months of hard graft on mapping and many more hours for further calculations, and laying out the data in tables and charts, we can now, for the first time, say loud and clear that our largest forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation. These forest wildernesses, which are usually in remote areas and don’t Read more about Over 100 million hectares of forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation[…]