Geography in the News
Canadian government doubles advertising spend on tar sands: TheGuardian (May 16, 2013)— The Canadian government has nearly doubled its advertising spending to promote the Alberta tar sands in an aggressive new lobbying push ahead of Thursday's visit to New York by the prime minister, Stephen Harper.
World's oldest flowing water found deep in Timmins mine: CBCNews (May 15, 2013)— Water as much as 2.64 billion years old has chemistry that could support life.
Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark: BBCNews (May 10, 2013)— Daily measurements of CO2 at the authoritative "Keeling lab" on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time.
Panama, in energy crisis, closes schools, universities: SpaceDaily (May 7, 2013)— Up against the wall in a drought-sparked energy crisis, Panama said Tuesday it would shut high schools and universities for three days, in a desperate bid to reduce power usage.
Landsat Annual Timelapse 1984-2012. Explore different views into this global timelapse built from global, annual composites of Landsat satellite images. Watch change across the planet's surface beginning as early as 1984. MAP OF THE WEEK:
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