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Human Presence

Beautiful Cuba
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Beautiful Cuba

Civilization’s footprint on this Caribbean island has been relatively light.

Published Dec 14, 2018

Image of the Day Land Water Human Presence

Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria
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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria

The hurricane took a disproportionate toll on power supplies in remote areas of Puerto Rico.

Published Dec 12, 2018

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Human Presence

The Seasonal Rhythms of Ammonia
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The Seasonal Rhythms of Ammonia

Farms and feedlots are a key source of the pollutant.

Published Dec 7, 2018

Image of the Day Atmosphere Human Presence

The Rhône River in Geneva
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The Rhône River in Geneva

Alpine in character and perennial in flow, the river is a crucial resource for hydroelectricity, irrigation, transportation, and tourism.

Published Nov 21, 2018

Image of the Day Human Presence

Woolsey Fire Burn Scar
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Woolsey Fire Burn Scar

As the destructive California fire nears full containment, it has left behind an expanse of charred land.

Published Nov 19, 2018

Heat Land Fires Human Presence