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NASA image: Smoke and haze over China

Smoke and haze hang over a large portion of eastern China in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on October 29, 2014. China uses the method of "slash and burn" agriculture to rid their fields of leftover plants. Farmers ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Coming up for air

Sometimes you've got to hit bottom to battle your way back up. In 1992, the United Nations cited Mexico City as having the worst air quality in the world, with so much pollution that birds sometimes dropped dead in mid-flight. ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Environment
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Fires dot the Ukraine countryside

Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in the Ukraine, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices. The body of water at the lower left of this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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