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When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the political and economic effects were profound for the 290 million people under its rule. But the effects were not limited to the people. Changing political times also led to rapid changes for forests in Russia and the Eastern Bloc countries. After compiling a new satellite...
Satellite image of the East Coast, from the Carolinas to New York, in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The data are from Landsat 5, acquired on August 31, 2011. Image credit USGS/NASA Earth Observatory. earthobservatory.nasa.gov /