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Day: October 22, 2015

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The Loneliest Volcano on Earth

WIRED Magazine’s Eric Klemetti wrote a blog post titled “The Loneliest Volcano on Earth” about Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean. In his post, Klemetti used a Landsat 8 image to show the lonesome volcano.

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1911 USGS map

Creating an Oasis in the Desert: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1911

Parker Dam was constructed on the California-Arizona border on the lower Colorado River during the 1930s, as part of a project to employ people during the Great Depression, to generate electricity, and to provide water that could be pumped into aqueducts for agricultural, industrial, and residential use in other parts of Arizona.

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