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Human Presence

The Expansion of Shanghai
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The Expansion of Shanghai

The Chinese city has reclaimed land from shallow coastal waters at a rapid rate.

Published Dec 10, 2019

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Patchwork of Corn in the Snow
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Patchwork of Corn in the Snow

In the wake of a potent winter storm in late November in the U.S. Midwest, an unusual pattern turned up in satellite imagery.

Published Dec 6, 2019

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A Burial Site Fit for an Emperor
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A Burial Site Fit for an Emperor

Japan’s Daisenryo Kofun looks like a forest on a hill, but it is actually one of the largest tombs in the world.

Published Nov 27, 2019

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Agriculture Patterns in the Great Plains
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Agriculture Patterns in the Great Plains

The grid-like pattern that spreads across the encompassing flatlands is typical of the Great Plains region and of Nebraska in particular.

Published Nov 27, 2019

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Great Fox is Disappearing
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Great Fox is Disappearing

Rising waters are swallowing up another island in Chesapeake Bay.

Published Nov 26, 2019

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