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The latest from NASA's Earth Observatory 22 May 2007

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

New Reference: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/

* Global Warming http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/GlobalWarmingUpdate/

Global warming is happening now, and scientists are very confident that greenhouse gases are responsible. This article explains what global warming is, how scientists know it's happening, and how they predict future climate.

In the News: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/

* Latest Images:

Leaf Area Index, South America http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17653

Dust Plume off the Coast of Egypt http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17652

Springtime Comes to the Niagara River http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17651

Nevado del Huila, Columbia http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17650

Driving Ban Lowers Beijing Pollution http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17649

Smog Yellows Taj Mahal http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17648

Changes to the Saemangeum Estuary, South Korea http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17647

Ireland http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17646

* NASA News http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NasaNews/

  • - NASA Finds Vast Regions of West Antarctica Melted in Recent Past

* Media Alerts http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/

  • Southern Ocean Carbon Sink Weakened
  • Colorado River Streamflow History Reveals Megadrought Before 1490
  • New Technique Provides 3-D View of Approaching Hurricanes
  • Permanent Ice Fields are Resisting Global Warming
  • Brazil Demonstrating that Reducing Tropical Deforestation is Key Win-Win Global Warming Solution
  • Researchers Analyze Air Quality and Weather Changes By 2050

* Headlines from the press, radio, and television: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/Headlines/

  • Mudflow Warning for Volatile Philippines Volcano
  • Polar Bears at Risk as Warming Thaws Icy Home
  • Report: Warming Imperils State Flowers
  • Corps: Close Channel Blamed for Flooding
  • Residents Flee After Waves Batter Indonesian Coastline
  • Antarctic Lake Cleared for Study
  • Small Parks Could Cool Big Cities
  • Global Warming Cuts Salmon Habitat
  • Study: Southern Ocean Saturated with Carbon Dioxide
  • Small Particles' Big Impact on Climate
  • Volcanic Bulge Could Pinpoint Next Eruption
  • Big Areas of Antarctica Melted in 2005
  • Marine Species Suggest Antarctic 'Cradle of Life'
  • Asian Dust Plume May Sway U.S. Climate: Scientists
  • Ocean Around Japan Warming Up Fast: Report
  • Scientists Urge Half of Canada Forest Be Protected
  • Panel: Climate Change Will Hurt Africa

* New Research Highlights http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/Research/

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