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In the 1970s, some forward-thinking NASA scientists put an Earth-observing satellite into orbit. At an altitude of 570 miles, it photographed the entire planet every 18 days, circling Earth 14 times a day and sending the data back to ground stations. Forty years later, this satellite and its successors have created the longest continuous record of our planet's surface. By stringing the images together, NASA and the US Geological Survey have shown how rapidly and how profoundly humans are changing the face of Earth.
originally posted by: Ghost147
Why can't we solely turn to reusable fuels and materials?
Oh wait, they are using a reusable material, trees. They just aren't replanting them for some damn reason
originally posted by: MythMaster
a reply to: eXia7
Thanks for that info, I was not aware of that. It's a very encouraging thing to learn. I'm by no means an expert on any of this and haven't looked deeply at all, so my opinion was truly that of a layperson simply seeing things cut down and the immediate effects. I live in an area where mountaintop removal, strip-mining, etc...are very much a reality so when I see that type of clearing going on, I'm accustomed to that land being unusable by anything living for a long long time.
originally posted by: ANNED
Most of the growth of Las Vegas is not based on gambling but is companies that have left calif due to tax laws and state regulations.
The inventory taxes in calif drove many companies to Nevada.
For internet companies Las Vegas is the perfect ship from point for southern calif and reno covers northern calif.
For many products that come into calif its cheaper to ship to nevada and store the products there till sold in calif.
Amazon.com has a major warehouse there covering calif.