11 Sep '11, 10pm

Owens Lake, California [image] #NASA

This astronaut photograph highlights the mostly dry bed of Owens Lake, located in the Owens River Valley between the Inyo Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Shallow groundwater, springs, and seeps support minor wetlands and a central brine pool. Two bright red areas along the margins of the brine pool indicate the presence of halophilic (salt-loving) organisms known as archaeans. Gray and white materials within the lake bed are exposed sediments and salt crusts. The nearby towns of Olancha and Lone Pine are marked by the presence of green vegetation, indicating a more constant availability of water. The present-day Owens Lake was once part of a much larger lake and river system along the northeastern border of California and Nevada during the Pleistocene Epoch (about 3 million to 12,000 years ago). Melt water from alpine glaciers in the Sierra Nevada filled the regional vall...

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This astronaut photograph highlights the mostly dry bed of Owens Lake, located in the Owens River Valley between the Inyo ...

swan lake

swan lake

proudduck.com 20 Sep '11, 3am

Don’t forget the Talk-a-Thon contest by Xpax that I wrote abut before has started! If you’re on Xpax, just start making 3 ...

Aral Sea 2011 [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Sep '11, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Jewel-like green against the desert of central Asia, the Aral Sea has a long histor...

Satellitenfotos vom Austrocknen des Aral-Sees ....

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Sep '11, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Jewel-like green against the desert of central Asia, the Aral Sea has a long histor...

Aral Sea 2011: Once the world’s fourth largest ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Sep '11, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Jewel-like green against the desert of central Asia, the Aral Sea has a long histor...

Seasonal Changes along the Indus River [image] #NASA

Seasonal Changes along the Indus River [image] ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Sep '11, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Fed by glaciers and monsoon rains, the Indus River swells and shrinks each year. Be...

Singapore's Pink Dot goes global: Salt Lake City in Utah is latest to be inspired by freedom-to-love event

Singapore's Pink Dot goes global: Salt Lake Cit...

straitstimes.com 11 Sep '11, 1am

A screengrab from a video promoting the Pink Dot Utah gathering that will be held in Salt Lake City next month. The moveme...

Southern California's Kogi BBQ Truck

Southern California's Kogi BBQ Truck

eatbma.blogspot.com 14 Sep '11, 5am

At long last. After many failed attempts to reach a Kogi truck every time we were down in Los Angeles , I finally found a ...

Fail: California's marine protected areas blocked:

Fail: California's marine protected areas blocked:

redgreenandblue.org 11 Sep '11, 10pm

The 9-page ruling details how each of these areas of state law were violated in the rush by the Commission and MLPA Initia...

Hunza Valley Landslide Lake: Acquired on August...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Sep '11, 10pm

On January 4, 2010, a landslide struck northern Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, destroying a village and blocking the Hunza River...

NASA Earth Observato Hunza Valley Landslide Lak...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Sep '11, 10pm

On January 4, 2010, a landslide struck northern Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, destroying a village and blocking the Hunza River...

My week in Pictures

My week in Pictures

stylesuzi.com 19 Sep '11, 7pm

The past week or so has been a whirlwind. Last week I actually lost track of what day it was! Instead of boring you all wi...

California announces energy investment

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 12 Sep '11, 1am

The California Energy Commission has introduced its latest Investment Plan in a bid to change the types of vehicles that C...

Space junk \\"off California\\"

Space junk \\"off California\\"

channelnewsasia.com 24 Sep '11, 11pm

WASHINGTON: A bus-sized US satellite that hurtled unpredictably toward Earth crossed over Africa and the northern Atlantic...