18 Jun '11, 10pm

Lop Nur, Xinjiang, China [image] #NASA

Located in China’s resource-rich but moisture-poor Xinjiang autonomous region, Lop Nur is an uninviting location for any kind of agriculture. It sits at the eastern end of the Taklimakan Desert, where marching sand dunes can reach heights of 200 meters (650 feet), and dust storms rage across the landscape. Yet for all it lacks in agricultural appeal, Lop Nur offers something valuable to farmers the world over: potash. This potassium salt provides a major nutrient required for plant growth, making it a key ingredient in fertilizer. The discovery of potash at Lop Nur in the mid-1990s turned the area into a large-scale mining operation. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of Lop Nur on May 17, 2011. The rectangular shapes in this image show the bright colors characteristic of solar evaporation ponds. Ar...

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Lop Nur, Xinjiang, China Photo from space #CNPhoto

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Nabro Volcano Before Eruption [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...

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Puppies Being Cooked Alive in Eastern China

treehugger.com 16 Jun '11, 11pm

Every day in China, countless dogs are cooked and eaten -- part of a culinary tradition that dates back thousands of years...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jun '11, 10pm

The eruption at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued in late June 2011, with lava and ash still pourin...

Stray Puppies Being Cooked Alive in Eastern Chi...

treehugger.com 17 Jun '11, 12am

Every day in China, countless dogs are cooked and eaten -- part of a culinary tradition that dates back thousands of years...

The VERGE Opportunity in China: In the first of three events of our multi-nation VERGE conference, experts in Sh...

The VERGE Opportunity in China: In the first of...

greenbiz.com 21 Jun '11, 7am

We just wrapped up the first of three components of our VERGE conference , and while it's just mid-afternoon in Shanghai, ...

NASA Earth Observato Nabro Volcano Before Erupt...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...