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2014-04-23. NASA Satellites Show Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest.

posted Apr 26, 2014, 9:23 PM by Alan Gould

For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade. ...The study found a gradually decreasing trend in Congo rainforest greenness, sometimes referred to as "browning," suggesting a slow adjustment to the long-term drying trend. This is in contrast to the more immediate response seen in the Amazon, such as large-scale tree mortality, brought about by more episodic drought events....  http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/april/nasa-satellites-show-drought-may-take-toll-on-congo-rainforest/#.U1yE5sfgWa4.  NASA RELEASE 14-117.