A family’s mission to document the most isolated spot in each state: http://hcne.ws/18KOWLa
The very real consequences of the government shutdown in the West. (Plus, fun facts about a certain Senator and Jell-O that you won’t want to miss.)
Drought in the Colorado River Basin reveals unseen marvels.
With the federal government now shut down, many government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise impacted. Below is a list of offices and agencies that are affected until congressional leaders and the president reach an agreement on a continuing resolution to reopen the government, along with the potential number of employees affected.
From sagging gas pipelines and drinking water shut offs to the emotional toll this kind of event can take on individuals, the recent Colorado floods will have lasting impacts. http://hcne.ws/17MbURv
The effect of climate change on Washington State could be $10 BILLION per year.
The most heavily polluted waterways in the United States, broken down by state. Happy Monday, folks:
Saudi Arabia is drilling for a resource possibly more precious than oil.
Over the last 24 years, it has tapped hidden reserves of water to grow wheat and other crops in the Syrian Desert. This time series of data shows images acquired by three different Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey
A cool map illustrating the different ways we refer to water bodies, which reflects settlement patterns by people with different cultural backgrounds.
Lime green bayous follow historical French settlement patterns along the Gulf Coast and up Louisiana streams. The distribution of the Dutch-derived term kill (dark blue) in New York echoes the colonial settlement of “New Netherland” (as well as furnishing half of a specific toponym to the Catskill Mountains). Similarly, the spanish-derived terms rio, arroyo, and cañada (orange hues) trace the early advances of conquistadors into present-day northern New Mexico, an area that still retains some unique culturaltraits. Washes in the southwest reflect the intermittent rainfall of the region, while streams named swamps (desaturated green) along the Atlantic seaboard highlight where the coastal plain meets the Appalachian Piedmont at the fallline.