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A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth | green infographics | Scoop.it
A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

Since the 70s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of our planet as part of the Landsat program, revealing a record of change over time: cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging off the coast of rising metropolises like Dubai. These historic pictures show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones.


Three decades of global change can be viewed digitally in a recent project between NASA, the USGS, TIME, Google, and theCREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon. Landsat images taken between 1984 and 2012 have been converted into a seamless, navigable animation built from millions of satellite photos. As Google wrote this morning on its blog: "We believe this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public."


Visit the link for more details and to view a few of the GIFs Google has created showing some of the most startling pockets of change...

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Enrico De Angelis's comment, May 29, 2013 2:15 AM
beautiful, thanks, google!
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Water and Development

Water and Development | green infographics | Scoop.it

When access to clean drinking water is an issue, it creates a web of developmental problems for a community.  For a video with more information about water/development statistics, but the organization http://charitywater.org see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg&feature=player_embedded


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David 's comment, May 21, 2012 11:58 PM
thank you for your awesome information
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Green light for Farrell's Bicester eco-town | News | Building Design

Green light for Farrell's Bicester eco-town | News | Building Design | green infographics | Scoop.it
Cherwell District Council approves first phase of plans...
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America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development

America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development | green infographics | Scoop.it

A streetscape that includes natural landscaping, bicycle lanes, wind powered lighting, storm water diversion for irrigation, drought-resistant native plants and innovative “smog-eating” concrete has earned Cermak road in Chicago the title of “greenest Street in America” according to the Chicago Department of Transport (CDOT).


Opened in October 2012, the first phase two mile stretch is part of the Blue Island/Cermak Sustainable Streetscape project which was introduced in 2009 with the aim of reducing overall energy usage by 42 percent.

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how does your street rate? compare it to the 'greenest street in America?

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Water, water everywhere?

Water, water everywhere? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ben Franklin warned us. You won’t miss the water ‘til the well runs dry. That’s a cautionary metaphor, but it’s also literally true. In the developed world we take our water for granted. We pour drinking water on our lawns, the largest irrigated crop in America. We spray drinking water to clean sidewalks and wash cars. And that’s just the water we can see.

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