Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The War on Pollution

Just in time for Earth Day, China has declared a war on pollution. Notorious for smog so dense it makes tourism challenging, the government is attempting to change that image. Hotels stock guest rooms with gas masks and historical landmarks appear to be in perpetual snowstorms. That snow is actually air pollution created by China's prolific manufacturing industry and total lack of environmental laws. They hope to change this dirty reputation by enacting new laws soon.
Edit- In addition to air pollution there has been an abundance of pig pollution.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Place Geography

These photo's are inspiring. Sometimes we can get used to thinking the world is limited to the environment we see everyday. Maybe these photographs will spark your travel bug.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Amazing Alluvial Fan

Why might an alluvial fan be important to the community living near it? Check out this satellite image and see if you can figure it out before clicking on it to read the explanation from NASA. Where do you think it is and what is it being used for?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Partition

The New York Times has an excellent article about the partition of India.  It explains the partition and even has video interviews embedded for you to watch.