26 Sep '12, 1pm

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [image] #NASA

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images Flying hundreds of kilometers above the Earth, satellites rarely see the human suffering from war and poverty. But decades of unrest have left a very visible impact on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC contains half of Africa’s tropical forest and the second largest continuous tropical forest in the world. Because of unrest and economic instability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has mostly escaped the industrial-scale deforestation that has taken place in other tropical countries such as Brazil and Indonesia. The exception is near the country’s eastern border, around Virunga National Park. Home to critically endangered mountain gorillas, the forests have been disappearing quickly as population growth and violence have driven people into the resource-rich forest in and around the park. Subsistence slash-and-bur...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79276&s...

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navy.mil 26 Sep '12, 3pm

GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 21, 2012) Logistics Specialist Seaman William Bagwell monitors sea activity aboard the guided-missile ...

Agriculture causes 80% of tropical deforestation

Agriculture causes 80% of tropical deforestation

news.mongabay.com 27 Sep '12, 3am

mongabay.com September 27, 2012 Deforestation for oil palm plantations in Borneo. Photo by Rhett A. Butler Agriculture is ...

A vivid image of Oregon's rain shadow, #Landsat...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Sep '12, 5pm

Within a three-hour drive across Oregon, you can visit a beach, a temperate rainforest, a mountain glacier, and the high d...

Visualizing the 2012 Sea Ice Minimum [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '12, 1pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images In August and September 2012, sea ice covered less of the Arctic Ocean than at any ...

80% of Tropical Deforestation Caused by Agriculture

80% of Tropical Deforestation Caused by Agricul...

treehugger.com 27 Sep '12, 3pm

A new report on what are the leading causes of deforestation and forest degradation across Africa, Latin America, and Asia...

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searchenginewatch.com 27 Sep '12, 9am

Images shown in regular search result pages are seldom clicked, but offer great marketing opportunities. So how do you get...

NASA satellites catch vast deforestation inside Virunga National Park

NASA satellites catch vast deforestation inside...

news.mongabay.com 03 Oct '12, 8pm

British government comes out against drilling in Virunga National Park by UK company (10/01/2012) The British government h...

NASAから台風画像キター!(;゚Д゚) Typhoon Jelawat [image] #NASA

NASAから台風画像キター!(;゚Д゚) Typhoon Jelawat [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Sep '12, 1pm

Typhoon Jelawat was bearing down on Okinawa on September 28, 2012, with mainland Japan lurking in its future. Forecasts ca...

Like a knife through butter, USS Cowpens plows ...

navy.mil 27 Sep '12, 9pm

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2012) The bow of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) plows through ...

Up, up, and away! A An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

Up, up, and away! A An F/A-18E Super Hornet fro...

navy.mil 01 Oct '12, 9pm

ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 30, 2012) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches whi...

Hurricane Miriam [image] #NASA

Hurricane Miriam [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Sep '12, 7pm

Miriam formed as a tropical depression over the eastern Pacific Ocean on September 22, 2012, and strengthened into a tropi...

テキサス州コーパス・クリスティの海軍クリニックで、インフルエンザの予防接種を受ける海軍兵→ 後ろの海軍兵たちのリアクションが面白いですね。接種を受けている海軍兵は本当に注射が苦手なのかも。

テキサス州コーパス・クリスティの海軍クリニックで、インフルエンザの予防接種を受ける海軍兵→ 後...

navy.mil 01 Oct '12, 6am

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Sept. 27, 2012) Hospitalman Stacie M. Sprehe, assigned to Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, admin...

Pyramids at Giza, Egypt [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Sep '12, 1pm

The Great Pyramids at Giza are the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and perhaps the most famous of the ancie...

テキサス州コーパス・クリスティの海軍クリニックで、ミスト式インフルエンザの予防接種を受ける海軍中尉→ 先程の海軍兵 も、注射じゃなくてミストにすればよかったのに・・・

テキサス州コーパス・クリスティの海軍クリニックで、ミスト式インフルエンザの予防接種を受ける海軍...

navy.mil 01 Oct '12, 7am

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Sept. 27, 2012) Lt. j.g. Tiffany M. Woods, assigned to Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, receives...