NASA Earth Observatory: What's New Week of 2 October 2007

Status Report From: NASA's Earth Observatory
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2007


New Features:

* Can Earth's Plants Keep up with Us? Studying human appropriation of net primary productivity helps predict the planet's ability to sustain the human population.

In the News:

* Latest Images:

* NASA News

  • NASA Examines Arctic Sea Ice Changes Leading to Record Low in 2007
  • NASA Research Indicates Oxygen on Earth 2.5 Billion Years Ago
  • 'Remarkable' Drop in Arctic Sea Ice Raises Questions

* Media Alerts

  • Acid Rain Recovery 'Slower Than Expected'
  • Carbon Dioxide Did Not End the Last Ice Age
  • Discovery Challenges Timeline of Oxygen on Earth
  • Environmental Changes Preceded First Great Rise in Atmospheric Oxygen
  • Antarctic Plant and Animal Life Survived Ice Ages
  • Life-Giving Rocks From Deep Earth
  • Cave Records Provide Clues to Climate Change
  • Impact of Arctic Heat Wave Stuns Researchers

* Headlines from the press, radio, and television:

  • Huge Stockpile of Oxygen Found Deep Inside Earth
  • Oxygen on Earth May Be Older Than Thought
  • In Hot Water: Ice Age Defrosted by Warming Ocean, Not Rise in CO2
  • Climate Change Alters Arctic Lake
  • Massive Underwater Forests Found in Pacific
  • Earth's Water Brewed At Home, Not in Space

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