Before and after: 10 places that changed radically in a short time

The effects of climate change and the unrestrained lifestyles of contemporary societies have been increasingly evident on the land landscape: glaciers melting faster, islands and coastal cities slowly being engulfed by seawater, dense forests giving way to pastures and untouched crops and landscapes being drastically modified. Here's a selection of places that have undergone a radical transformation in recent times:

1. Satellite images from 1975 and 2009 show deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in the state of Rondônia.

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2. Aral Sea, Central Asia, 1973, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2009

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3. Lake Powell, United States, in 1999 and 2014

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4. Mar Chiquita, Argentina, in 1998 and 2011

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5. Muir Glacier, Alaska, 1941 and 2004

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6. Matterhorn Mountain in the Swiss Alps, photographed in 1960 and 2005

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7. Toboggan Glacier, Alaska, 1909 and 2000

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8. Mabira Forest in Uganda in 2001 and 2006

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9. Kalis Glacier Glacier in Peru in 1978 and 2011

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10. McCarty Glacier, Alaska, 1909 and 2004

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