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Google Earth Launches Climate Simulator Starring Al Gore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Al Gore stars in a Google Earth climate simulator video that shows the potential effects of climate change in different emissions scenarios. The vide...

Google Maps Earth's Carbon Cycle

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google Earth has a new application that shows carbon dioxide in different layers of the earth's atmosphere....

Technology Is Anthropology -- Covering an Evolving Solar System

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Again, the focus is on the people, not the gear. Because here at HuffPostTech, we -- yep, you and I -- are chroniclers of technology's evolving solar system.

"Citizen Spies" Using Google Earth To Spy On North Korea (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An interesting use for Google Earth has emerged as "citizen spies" are applying it to uncover secrets about North Korea, such as the sites of labor ca...

Mount Mabu: Undiscovered African Rainforest 'Discovered On Google Earth' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists are hailing the discovery of a patch of rainforest in northern Mozambique as one of the most significant finds in years. ...

Old Japanese Maps On Google Earth Unveil Secrets

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — When Google Earth added historical maps of Japan to its online collection last year, the search giant didn't expect a backlash. The fine...

Balancing Renewable Energy Projects & Public Lands Stewardship

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

America is on the verge of a renewable energy gold rush -- hundreds of applications have been filed for wind and solar projects on public lands. I think this is long overdue.

Conservation Via Google Earth: Now Anyone Can Do It

e360.yale.edu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The use of Google Earth to make a virtual discovery, which then led to an actual one, is just the latest example of how the spread of satellite tech...

Google Earth Pinpoints Top-Secret British Nuke Base

smh.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British military has worked itself into a lather over new high-resolution images on Google Earth showing an aerial view of its top-secret nuclear ...

"Vulcan" Google Earth Plugin Maps Carbon Dioxide Emissions

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google Earth is always being used to newer, cooler purposes -- from exploring underwater to learning about deforestation to, heck, checking out the Vi...

Google Earth Reveals History Of US Base In Pakistan

The Times | Jeremy Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US was secretly flying unmanned drones from the Shamsi airbase in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan as early as 2006, according to a...

Lovers' Island A Hit With Couples

Telegraph | Last Updated: 10:45AM GMT 11 Feb 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 130,000 square yard islet of Galesnjak came to prominence after its unusual shape was highlighted on Google Earth. Even the owner of the uninha...

A Googlement Above the People, Around the People, and Ahead of the People

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

Who else would you want keeping track of stuff, watching your back (and front), fighting our undeclared cyber-wars, and making the trains run on time? Next stop, Googletopia!

Dive into Google Earth's New Ocean Exploration Features (Sans Snorkel)

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

It was with plenty of excitement for the revival of my inner marine biologist-girl that I read through the New York Times' coverage of Google Earth's new application.

Google Earth Oceans: Can Looking At Digital Oceans Help Save Real Ones? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google Earth just got an upgrade to include oceans. Previously, the space between Earth's recognizable landmasses had flat blue and, well, not all tha...

Swiss Police Find Marijuana Field With Google Earth

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZURICH, Switzerland — Swiss police said Thursday they stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine c...

Presto! VP's Home Re-appears on Google Earth

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

VP Joe Biden has echoed Obama's call for transparency and accountability, and on the day Cheney moved out and Biden moved in, the shroud of secrecy lifted from the home of the VP like magic.

Post-Cheney: Vice Presidential House No Longer Blurred On Google Earth

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- Dick Cheney may not have lived in an undisclosed location while he was vice president, but it was all but impossible to s...

Google Earth, Underwater

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Google took two dives today, plunging into the red along with other tech stocks, and splashing into the great blue deep with a new 3-D mapping tool for the ocean floor.

The McCain Residences: A Google Earth Tour (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Inspired by the McCains' failure to pay taxes on their beach-front California condo, Jed Lewison of The Jed Report takes us on a Google Earth tour of ...

New Google Earth Layer Shows Global Deforestation

Treehugger | Kimberly D. Mok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've already alerted readers to the awesome new features available on Google Earth's Outreach back in April. Now, check out this new Google Earth KML...

U.N. Teams With Google Earth To Track Refugees, Educate Public

Washington Post | Mike Musgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can Google Earth save the world? The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees announced a new partnership with the search engine this week. The goal: To u...

Pentagon Bans Google Teams From Bases

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Citing security risks, the Pentagon banned Google teams from making detailed street-level video maps of U.S. military bases after i...

What If? The Bible According To Google Earth

BoingBoing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In "God's Eye View," Sydney-based art collective The Glue Society portrays four major Biblical events as if captured by Google Earth: "Cross, Moses, A...

Fossett Search Organizers Asking Public To Help By Using Google Earth

Washington Post | Karl Vick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The emptiness that adventure pilot Steve Fossett disappeared into at 10:30 a.m. on Labor Day appears almost endless from the air, a rugged moonscape o...