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Street tree trimming gone berserk!


Needless to say, the cartoon below about street tree trimming in Alameda, California certainly depicts some of the worst examples that could be seen across the country. Here in the Midwest, the top-left image is more often referred to as “goal post”  or “touchdown” … Continue reading

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More human-made Earth acne from space


Here’s another satellite image of human-made Earth acne, partially softened by a coating of snow on the higher adjacent peaks. The photo is of the massive Bingham Canyon Mine located approximate 32 miles southwest of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah … Continue reading

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Ranking America’s urban forests


American Forests recently announced its ten best cities for urban forests for 2013. The top ten, out of the  50 largest cities in the nation are listed in alphabetical order below (weblinks to each winner’s results are provided): Austin Charlotte … Continue reading

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Open-pit cities – scarred urban geography


Below is a series of amazing (and in some cases disturbing) aerial images of cities around the world whose destiny is (or has been) at least in part tied to open-pit mining or quarrying. While these mines and quarries may … Continue reading

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