Friday, September 25, 2009

earth #7

Sudd Swamp and White Nile River, Southern Sudan

Detail of the northernmost area of the Sudd Swamp, the extensive floodplain with area of grassland that has been overgrazed by cattle.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

earth #6

Rondônia, Brazil

A visual indication of the rate of deforestation that is taking place in the state of Rondônia, which has been especially hard hit by deforestation.

Friday, September 11, 2009

earth #5

Rondônia Brazil

Worldwide destruction of tropical rain forests has been under way for several decades. Nowhere has this destruction surpassed the deforestation of parts of the southern Amazon River Basin.