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Scientists followed the journey of water through the Tarim Basin from the rivers at the edge of the valley to the desert aquifers under the basin. They found that as water moved through irrigated fields, the water gathered dissolved carbon and moved it deep underground. Credit: Yan Li

Desert Carbon Sinks

Research suggest that the world’s deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities.

Some areas of the Southern Antarctic Peninsula have lost up to 30 m in ice since 2009. Source: University of Bristol

Ice Loss in Antarctica

In the last six years, a 750 kilometer (466 mile) strip of Antarctica has been shedding ice into the ocean at a rate of about 60 cubic km each year according to data collected from Cryosat-2.

Human Geography

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Maps and GIS

The White Shark Café

The White Shark Café

The White Shark Café is an area of the Pacific Ocean where great white sharks are fond of swimming.

Why Do We Blindly Follow Our GPS?

Why Do We Blindly Follow Our GPS?

Stories abound of people blindly following GPS directions, leading to the term “death by GPS”. Why do people put so much faith in digital directions?

Geography Career

Eight Ways Your Geographic Skills Enhance Your Resume

Eight Ways Your Geographic Skills Enhance Your Resume

Geographers or anyone with a history of geography education or practice have special skills that can enhance their resumes across nearly all career options. From GIS skills to graphic design to multiculturalism, here are eight ways to market your geography experience as viable job skills.

How Much do Geographers Make?

How Much do Geographers Make?

Geographers find work in a variety of disciplines both in the physical and human geography related fields.  Geographers are employed as cartographers, urban planners, climatologists, natural resource managers, and emergency management personnel; any industry requiring the development or analysis of geographic data will often have a geographer on staff.  The […]

Geography Fun

What is the Nationality of a Baby Born on an Airplane?

What is the Nationality of a Baby Born on an Airplane?

It is a question that confounds the most geographically and legally astute: what is the nationality of a baby born on an airplane? Assuming that the pregnant mother is even allowed on the plane in the first place, this question is quite the puzzler. There have been many attempts over […]

Place Your Vote for Tournament Earth 2015

Place Your Vote for Tournament Earth 2015

NASA’s Earth Observatory has launched this year’s Tournament Earth in order to see which image will be crowned the best image of the year.  Thirty-two images are up for voting in four categories: Data, Art, Event, and Photograph.  Voting is open from March 2 through April 6, 2015.  Each week, there […]