Human Impact Map of Earth

This visualization of Earth—made by anthropologist Félix Pharand—shows urban areas, shipping routes, global roads and air networks. It gives a very good idea on how big our species' physical impact on the planet really is.

So big, in fact, that scientists are thinking about starting a new geological era: The Anthropocene. Read more and see the "big" picture at, click here.

Events & Articles

Dubuque+ Launches in Hub Monkey 2.0

Posted on August 18, 2014

Hub Monkey, LLC in association with Design Mill, Inc is excited to announce the release of Hub Monkey 2.0 which includes Dubuque, IA as part of the mobile app’s new City+ location feature. Dubuque+ adds an innovative digital experience in which users can discover local Dubuque content. Hub Monkey is available to download for free on the Google Play and iTunes App Stores.

Tranformative Travel. You On Board With That?

Posted Christopher Kulovitz on August 18, 2014

When is the last time you were truly awed? Well open your eyes and your ears and your mind to one of the coolest cruises on the Mississippi - The Riverboat Twilight.

Irish Hooley: A Celebration of Irish Music, Dance, and Culture

Posted By Mike Ironside on August 18, 2014

August 22-23
Mississippi Moon Bar & Alliant Amphitheater

All ye Irish lads and lasses, if ever there was a reason to raise a pint, here ‘tis. Dubuque’s Irish Hooley celebrates its tenth year this month with an expanded weekend of music, dance and culture worthy of such a milestone. The festival celebrating all things Irish and Celtic begins Friday night, August 22 at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar and continues through Saturday, August 23 at the Alliant Amphitheater with all the live music, Irish dancers, food and drink Hooley revelers have come to enjoy.

Live Music Features

Posted on August 18, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Heritage Center's New Season

Posted on August 04, 2014

Garrison Keillor Highlights the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series at the University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque has announced the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The second full season features an increase to 13 events compared to 9 events in 2013-2014.