Guess what DOESN'T stay in Vegas: sprawl
Posted March 9, 2012 at 1:31PM
This amazing video takes only 38 seconds to tell a powerful story. This is how NASA’s website sets it up:
“Las Vegas has undergone a massive growth spurt. This video shows the outward expansion of Las Vegas as a false-color time lapse of data from all 40 years of Landsat satellite data. The large red areas are actually green space, mostly golf courses and city parks. The images become a lot sharper around 1984, when new instrument designs improved the ability to resolve smaller parcels of land.”
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Please also visit NRDC’s sustainable communities video channel.