São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo (below and to the left of center) is easy to see from satellite perspective. In this MODIS image from May 15, 2002, the grayish cluster of pixels that mark the location of the city stand out starkly from the lush vegetation of the Atlantic coast. A similar patch below and to the right of center is Rio de Janeiro. Dark green areas along the coast are some of the last remaining stretches of Atlantic Coastal Rainforest, and even these last stands are under pressure from logging and seashore development.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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