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Fw: Earth Observatory: What's New Week of 05 June 2007

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    ... The latest from NASA s Earth Observatory (05 June 2007) ... New Features: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/ * The Amazon s Seasonal Secret
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      The latest from NASA's Earth Observatory (05 June 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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