Using Google Earth to prove a case of illegal waste dumping

For a few years now, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice had suspected that Louisville Gas & Electric had been illegally dumping chemicals into the Ohio river. They've been capturing ground-level … [Read more...]

Giving a “pulse” to the Colorado River

In the past 100 years, the Colorado River delta has gone from a very green area to quite brown and dead, thanks to huge demand on the water by the United States and Mexico. However, a plan is in … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict sea level rise

A new study released recently by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the University of Innsbruck includes some impactful visualizations of what sea level rise could mean to various … [Read more...]

Explore the Colorado River in Google Earth

Over the years Google has taken Street View to some interesting places, including locations such as Venice and under the surface of the ocean. They've now added a trip down the Colorado River, and it … [Read more...]

28 years makes a river look like a snake

Google's "Earth Engine", which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I've seen is this simple visualization of the path of … [Read more...]

The Topography of Plate Tectonics in Google Earth

It's somewhat surprising to me that after all the years that Google Earth Blog has been around, we've never seen a file that focuses on the plate tectonics of earth. We've discussed various … [Read more...]

Adopt a shark and track it in Google Earth

David Shiffman at Southern Fried Science has come up with a very innovative way to attract donations to shark feeding ecology project. If you make a donation of over $3,000, you will be able to name … [Read more...]

View global warming trends with this new tool from UEA CRU

The University of East Anglia Climate Research (UEA CRU) has released an excellent new interactive layer for Google Earth that show detailed temperature records for 6,000 weather stations around the … [Read more...]

Viewing the Topography of the Thermohaline Circulation of the Oceans in Google Earth

With that mouthful of a title, our friends at MyReadingMapped have again created a very interesting map for us to check out.  In their words: If you do an image search for the Thermohaline … [Read more...]

Finding long barrows in Google Earth

We've shown you some work from Henry Rothwell's Digital Digging site before (such as the Hillforts we showed you back in April), and felt it was time to head back out there to see what's new.  Along … [Read more...]