20 Jul '11, 1pm

NASA image shows it snowing in driest place on earth ~ #Eco #climatechange #nasa #imagary #satellites #earth

NASA image shows it snowing in driest place on earth ~ #Eco #climatechange #nasa #imagary #satellites #earth

Great Green Wall gets go ahead (02/28/2011) Spanning the entire continent of Africa, including 11 nations, the Great Green Wall (GGW) is an ambitious plan to halt desertification at the Sahara's southern fringe by employing the low-tech solution of tree planting. While the Great Green Wall was first proposed in the 1980s, the grand eco-scheme is closer to becoming a reality after being approved at an international summit last week in Germany as reported by the Guardian . Desertification threatens 38 percent of the world (02/10/2010) Over one third of the world's land surface (38 percent) is threatened with desertification, according to a new study published in theInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment . The study found that eight of fifteen eco-regions are threatened by desertification, including coastal areas, the prairies, the Mediterranean region, the savannah, ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0720-hance_atacama.html

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File this under #GlobalWeirding - Driest Place On Earth Covered In 32" Of Snow (Photo)

File this under #GlobalWeirding - Driest Place ...

treehugger.com 21 Jul '11, 3pm

File this one in the recent weather weirding category: NASA has released a satellite photo (h/t Mongabay ) showing the Ata...

Sun Rising on the Final Shuttle Mission [image] #NASA

Sun Rising on the Final Shuttle Mission [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Jul '11, 10pm

Silhouetted against the Earth, Atlantis flies into the rising Sun in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the Internat...

Poças no oceano (via @NASA)

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jul '11, 11pm

If you have never been north of the Arctic Circle, it is easy to imagine that the “ice cap” at the top of the world is a u...

@NASA shows that U.S. is indeed getting HOTTER #climatechange #globalwarming

@NASA shows that U.S. is indeed getting HOTTER ...

news.mongabay.com 23 Jul '11, 3am

Climate change to push over 10 percent of the world's species to extinction by 2100 (07/11/2011) Scientists have predicted...

@MoDNR: NASA image of the #MoRiver fr July 18, ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 1am

In late July 2011, the Missouri River remained flooded along the eastern borders of Nebraska and Kansas, and flooding exte...

Two Views of the Painted Desert [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '11, 10pm

In northern Arizona lies an expanse of arid, erosion-prone badlands made of multicolored mudstones and clays. This “Painte...

Check it out, play along....win a prize! Where on Earth? #nasa #whereonearth

Check it out, play along....win a prize! Where ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Jul '11, 8am

Here is your chance to play geographical detective and win the MISR Mystery Image contest. Follow the clues below to figur...

Shoemaker Impact Structure, Western Australia [...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jul '11, 10pm

The Shoemaker (formerly Teague) Impact Structure—located in Western Australia in a drainage basin south of the Waldburg Ra...

Miss Earth 2011 Miss Earth 2011.

Miss Earth 2011 Miss Earth 2011.

divaasia.com 25 Jul '11, 9pm

Weird names that celebrities give their children Celebrities' love SOS Karl Lagerfeld unveils new Chanel Haute Couture Mai...

NASA Earth Observato Two Views of the Painted D...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '11, 10pm

In northern Arizona lies an expanse of arid, erosion-prone badlands made of multicolored mudstones and clays. This “Painte...

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Jul '11, 9pm

Off the coast of southwestern Mexico, Dora strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane on July 20, 2011, the U.S. National Hurr...