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The latest from NASA's Earth Observatory 5 June 2007

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

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New Features:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/

* The Amazon's Seasonal Secret http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/AmazonLAI/

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: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/

* Latest Images:

Blooming Seas West of Ireland http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17667

Tropical Cyclone Gonu http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17666

Den Helder, Netherlands http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17665

Melting Ice Reveals New Island off Greenland http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17664

Floods on the Lena River http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17663

Hot Towers Intensify Hurricanes http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17662

Large Area of Antarctica Melted, Re-Froze in 2005 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17661

Smoke Plume Over Eastern Canada http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17660

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

  • 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: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/Headlines/

  • 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 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/Research/

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