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Land

Agriculture in Egypt’s Western Desert
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Agriculture in Egypt’s Western Desert

Pioneering agricultural projects were planned to encourage people to leave the very heavily populated Nile Delta and to seek economic opportunities in the desert.

Published Dec 15, 2018

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Beautiful Cuba
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Beautiful Cuba

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

Published Dec 14, 2018

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Ice Loss Slows Down Asian Glaciers
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Ice Loss Slows Down Asian Glaciers

Melting and thinning of high-mountain glaciers makes them flow less due to gravity.

Published Dec 13, 2018

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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

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Taking Measure of Antarctic Terrain
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Taking Measure of Antarctic Terrain

New elevation measurements span the continent’s icy surfaces, from the flat Ross Ice Shelf to the rugged Transantarctic Mountains.

Published Dec 11, 2018

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