Scars on the landscape

Scars on the landscape

Dr. Matt Nolan is a geophysicist and pilot who uses aerial photography to make maps. Earlier this year, he was flying over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when he noticed a pattern on the tundra. The pattern was the result of tracks left by heavy equipment doing...
Land Use in the US

Land Use in the US

To me, this map is terrifying. It shows the ways that land in the US is used. Notice the tiny amount of land allocated to parks, federal wilderness, wetlands and desert. In a sane and just world, those sections would be the largest. But as we know, the world is not...
Building infrastructure

Building infrastructure

Ruwais, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Average high temperature in July: 47C (117F). Average low temperature in July: 35C (95F). Ruwais was founded in the late 1970’s as a refinery town, replacing a small fishing village. The population is primarily workers brought...
Two Degrees

Two Degrees

Two Degrees is a play by Tira Palmquist, about Emma Phelps, a paleoclimatologist, who focuses on ice in Greenland. “In drilling and studying ice core samples, she sees first hand the symptoms of our changing planet, which makes the need to act all the more...