Using Google Earth to Spot Destruction

It’s easy to read about how humans are destroying the planet; it’s hard to visualize this though. Google Earth can be used to help people understand what is happening and see the damage themselves. This is good because it allows for people to better understand that things they do have an impact on the environment.

Environmental advocacy group Appalachian Voices has joined to Google to deliver a special interactive layer for Google Earth that tells the stories of over 470 mountains that have been destroyed from coal mining, and its impact on nearby ecosystems. Separately, the World Wildlife Fund has added the ability to visit its 150 project sites using Google Earth.

Remember you can reduce, reuse, and recycle. The saying is in that order for a reason.

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