NASA released this utterly breathtaking image of Earth as seen from space on October 17, 2000. You can clearly see North and South America thanks to the combined efforts two satellites.
The long strain of the Andes dominates this image of South America, still snow-capped and including the Northern Patagonian Ice Field in southern Chile to the bottom left of the image.
A sediment core which has allowed researchers from the University of Pittsburgh create a 2,300-year climate record reveals that as temperatures rise, so the summer monsoons will become drier. The … [Read full article]
Glaciers are contributing more and more to the increasing sea level rise, according to a new study which looked at 270 of the largest outlet glaciers of the South and North Patagonian Icefields of South America.
Imagine a huge, blue body of water, white sandy beaches, waves crashing onshore and kids playing in the sand. You might be tempted to think of an ocean scene, but … [Read full article]
The Envisat – Environmental Satellite – launched by the European Space Agency in 2002 captured this image using the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on 5 February 2011 of the … [Read full article]
Much of our planet is not what it once used to be: mountains have risen and collapsed; continents broken apart and crashed into one another; and according to a report … [Read full article]
Chevron has a horrible environmental record, especially in South America. As Jeremy Bloom of Red, Green and Blue writes: For years, Chevron (and predecessor companies now owned by Chevron) trashed … [Read full article]
Over 1,000 indigenous rights activists formed human banners across a stretch of deforested Amazon rain forest this week at the World Social Forum in Brazil. “We are the guardians of … [Read full article]