Monday, August 31, 2009

earth #4

Adams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Adams Lake, the long, deep blue lake, is typical of the thousands of glacier-formed lakes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Substantial variation in relief exists throughout the region— Logging has left clear-cut areas.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

earth #3

Oil Well Fire Residue, Kuwait

Southern Kuwait, nine months after the oil well fires of Desert Storm were ignited, it shows the extent and pattern of environmental degradation caused by the smoke residue from the oil well fires.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

earth #2

#2 Dust and Smog in Northeast China

A mass of gray smog—mainly industrial pollution and smoke from domestic burning—obscures Beijing and surrounding cities. Beijing suffers some of the worst air pollution in the world from these chronic sources.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

earth #1

Kuwait, Oil Well Fires and Smoke

The effects of Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein’s setting fire to the oil wells in Kuwait.