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Volume 17, Number 6
May 30, 2011
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Also in this section:
Germany's "killer cucumbers" E. coli outbreak
A Mississippi River levee breach, seen from space
Comet Elenin, the NASA take
Comet Elenin, the anti-scientific take
Poison dart frogs
The shock wave from a trombone
Manaus and the surrounding Amazon Basin
New global health statistics website
Gardening with Donna Dawson: container plants
Reforestation research in Latin America helps build better forests


Due to Brazil's increasing prosperity and booming soybean exports to Asia, the river port of Manaus is of growing importance to the Panama Canal
Manaus and the Amazon Basin, seen from space


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This Envisat image, acquired on 28 September 2008, features the confluence of the Amazon Basin's main "black" and "white" rivers --- the Rio Negro (visible flowing east-southeast) and the Solimões (seen flowing along the bottom of the image) respectively --- forming the Amazon River just below Manaus, visible in white north of the confluence of the rivers.

Photo by the European Space Agency


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Also in this section:
Germany's "killer cucumbers" E. coli outbreak
A Mississippi River levee breach, seen from space
Comet Elenin, the NASA take
Comet Elenin, the anti-scientific take
Poison dart frogs
The shock wave from a trombone
Manaus and the surrounding Amazon Basin
New global health statistics website
Gardening with Donna Dawson: container plants
Reforestation research in Latin America helps build better forests


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