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Irrigation and the ISS

2009/06/26
Irrigated fields in Egypt as seen from the ISS

Irrigated fields in Egypt as seen from the ISS

This is like two parts awesome and five parts scary. Awesome because it is a very graphic photo from the stars. Scary because I’d swear I can see sand dunes in this image. Where’d the water come from? Where’d the soil come from? Sure, the center pivot saves water, but that still has to take huge amounts of water.

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