Numerous fires were burning in forests in Russia’s Far East on July 15, 2007. This image, showing the region at the border of China and Russia (the Amur River creates most of the national boundary here), has locations where the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite marked with red dots. Fires started from lightning and by people are common in Russia’s b...
Like the forests of eastern North America in previous centuries, the Amazon Rainforest of South America is rapidly falling as people colonize and develop a new frontier. Where there was once no such thing as an “Amazon fire season,” fires are now widespread in the dry season as people clear forest or manage already cleared plots of crop or grazing land.
The death toll from fierce forest fires in Greece has risen to 63, as dozens of fires continued today to burn out of control, officials said.
On Sunday, they continued to consume homes and threatened the ruins where the Olympic Games were first played. The government had warned that little progress was made on Sunday in putting out the 44 separate fires, which continued to rage ...
Besides laying waste to huge areas of forest, fires burning in Greece in August 2007 released pollutants that traveled across the Mediterranean Sea and into Africa. This image shows aerosols—tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in air—observed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite.
On August 26, 2007, aerosols from the fires took a fairly direct ro...
The 2007 Rugby World Cup will be the 6th Rugby World Cup.
It will be hosted by France during September and October of 2007.
This World Cup will have 20 nations contesting 48 matches over 44 days. 43 matches will be spread between ten French cities, with 3 matches to be held in Cardiff, Wales and 2 matches in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Haze dulled this picture of the mid-Atlantic states, taken on August 25, 2007, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. In this image, a wide band of haze hangs over the eastern seaboard and the Atlantic, with clouds floating overhead.
An August 25, 2007, posting on the U.S. Air Quality (Smog Blog) at the University of Maryland...
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