Grim space photo shows the horror of demolishing forests

While orbiting some 250 miles above Madagascar this week, International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold captured a grim picture of the island’s decimated land. Madagascar’s forests have been nearly logged to death, with nearly 90 percent of its original forests destroyed in the last century, according to NASA. SEE ALSO: 8 perfect astronaut selfies for when you just need some space A striking result of this loss, captured by Arnold, is an extreme erosion of the red-tinged land into Madagascar’s rivers. Due to the decimation of the nation’s forests, there are few trees left to stabilize the barren earth, especially during rains. Read more… More about Nasa, Science, Astronaut, Space Station, and Deforestation source: https://ift.tt/2uwEDvH #Headlines by: Mark Kaufman

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