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Mapping the terrestrial human footprint

An analysis of direct human impacts across Earth's land surface using global satellite images and ground surveys reveals the scale of the 'human footprint' on the world and its changes between 1993 and 2009.

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Figure 1: Human footprints across Earth.

From top: NASA Earth Observ.; DigitalGlobe/Getty; NASA Earth Observ.


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