Twenty five years ago this week, scientists and policymakers unveiled what the United Nations calls “the most successful treaty in UN history.” The international agreement likely saved the world from an environmental crisis, while setting an example for how to develop and implement environmental policy. NASA animation by Robert Simmon, using imagery from the Ozone Hole Watch. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.
Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California and holds the record for the highest reliably reported temperature in the world, 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. Death Valley Sand Dunes. Image credit Wikimedia
Namakdan 3N Cave on Qeshm Island, with a length of more than 6,000 meters and height of 237 meters, is considered the largest salt cave worldwide. Is located a few kilometers off the southern coast of Iran (Persian Gulf), opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas. Watch the video
The Encontro das Aguas in Brazil, or the “Meeting of the Waters,” in the Amazonas region, is one of those amazing places on Earth. NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Mike Carlowicz. Watch the video