The latest from NASA's Earth Observatory 5 June 2007

Status Report From: NASA's Earth Observatory
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2007


New Features:

* The Amazon's Seasonal Secret

Satellite data detect previously unknown seasonal cycles in the leaf area of the Amazon Rainforest. Increasing leaf area during the sunny dry season may actually trigger the seasonal rains.

In the News:

* Latest Images:

Blooming Seas West of Ireland

Tropical Cyclone Gonu

Den Helder, Netherlands

Melting Ice Reveals New Island off Greenland

Floods on the Lena River

Hot Towers Intensify Hurricanes

Large Area of Antarctica Melted, Re-Froze in 2005

Smoke Plume Over Eastern Canada

* NASA News

  • Satellites Track Human Exposure to Fine Particle Pollution
  • NASA Mission Checks Health of Greenland's Ice Sheet and Glaciers
  • Research Finds That Earth's Climate is Approaching 'Dangerous' Point

* Headlines from the press, radio, and television:

  • UN Report Says Global Thaw Could Affect 40 Percent of World Population
  • Himalayan Glaciers Could Be Gone in 50 Years: Experts
  • Study: Hundreds of Bird Species Endangered by 2050

* New Research Highlights

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