Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar
Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

The Ayeyarwady Delta—also called the Irrawaddy Delta—is a vast alluvial floodplain. The delta spans over 35,000 km2 (13,500 mi2) and was once home to ...

Iguazú, South America
Iguazú, South America

On the border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina are some curious land use features. Paraguay lies west of the Paraná River, which runs north to ...

Madagascar
Madagascar

Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is located off the southeastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Because it is isolated from neighb...

Papua, Indonesia
Papua, Indonesia

The growth of the palm oil industry has transformed part of the tropical rain forest of Papua, Indonesia, into gridded blocks of palm oil plantations....

Rondônia, Brazil
Rondônia, Brazil

The conversion of tropical rain forests to pasture and cropland is having dramatic effects on the environment. Particularly intense and rapid deforest...

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

In the 1960s, San Julian, Bolivia, was nearly inaccessible, located deep in the thick Amazon forest. The few roads that existed were only passable dur...