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"Since 1600, 90% of the virgin forests that once covered much of the lower 48 states have been cleared away. Most of the remaining old-growth forests in the lower 48 states and Alaska are on public lands. In the Pacific Northwest about 80% of this forestland is slated for logging. "

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Mashablefrom Mashable

Wind Map of the U.S. Will Blow You Away

Wind Map by Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg is updated hourly from the National Weather Service’s forecast database. Wind information is portrayed as white and grey strands, almost like sand or rivulets of mercury. Check out the unbelievable streaming images of North East today! http://hint.fm/wind/# via mashable #Wind_Map

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Wine Follyfrom Wine Folly

Italy Wine Map

Italian Wine Regions Map: Want to visit an Italian winery someday, this is a map of wines grown in Italy.

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Stunning Map Reveals World's Earthquakes Since 1898 ? Plate Tectonics Map | LiveScience

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27 Pictures That Will Change The Way You Look At The World

The world inverted: | The world inverted:

US Megaregions - 2050. Most of nation's rapid population growth, and an even larger share of its economic expansion, is expected to occur in 10+ emerging megaregions. Megaregions are defined by layers of relationships that together define a common interest; this common interest, in turn, forms basis for policy decisions: • Environmental systems and topography • Infrastructure systems • Economic linkages • Settlement patterns and land use • Shared culture and history

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The Kuroshio or 'Black Current' in the Pacific Ocean is a strong western boundary current, the equivalent of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, which for thousands of years has swept shipwrecked Japanese sailors onto American shores. via smithsonian.com. #Black_Current #Kuroshio #Oceanography #smithsonianmag