Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
A new 359,000 square-foot Ikea store near Kansas City is being built with a geothermal heating/cooling system. They are drilling 180 wells to a depth of 600 feet to create a closed-loop ground-source heat pump system.
A sinkhole about 200 feet wide and 90 feet deep has opened near the community of Sharon Springs, Kansas. Although no buildings have been damaged there is a problem with visitors venturing close the the edge and climbing in to explore the bottom.
NASA’s Earth Observatory has an interesting satellite image of a cold front pushing a dust storm across the border between Colorado and Kansas in early January 2013. Drought in these areas is contributing to recurrent dust storms.
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