Logging and drilling in the Swan Hills region leaves a dramatic footprint on the boreal forests of central Alberta.

The new Timelapse project by Google allows anyone with an internet connection and modern computer to easily see three decades of earth observation satellite imagery from the Landsat program. This new tools allows anyone to observer changes on our planet through an interface as simple as a google map.

Visit world.time.com/timelapse, click "Explore the World" and search anywhere in the world for places that interest you. Find something amazing? Let us know!

Note: Currently, the "Explore the World" feature does not work in Safari - However it is functional in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Opera.

Thanks to Google and USGS for their work on this collaborative project that will revolutionize our view of the planet and its changing landscape. Also thanks to NASA for audio recordings of the Apollo launch, Sputnik, and the artistic rendering of Landsat 8.

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