NASA image reveals worst drought on record for the Amazon river

Mongabay: A new image released by NASA reveals the impact of the worst drought on record on the world's largest river. The image, captured December 10, 2010, shows the Rio Negro, one of the Amazon's largest tributaries, at the lowest level ever recorded. Measurements taken December 3, 2010 at the city of Manaus found the river level at a record-low 13.63 meters. NASA released the following statement describing the image, which is compared with a second image taken on December 9, 2008. The images include......

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