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 gizmodo.com, click here.

Events & Articles

Voices From the Warehoue District 11:  Streets

Posted on August 26, 2015

Voices, arguably Dubuque’s largest annual art event of the year both in scale and impact, returns to the raw 15,000 square foot warehouse space in the rapidly evolving Millwork District with Streets, a large-scale exhibit and series of special events.  Voices 11 begins the annual exhibit’s second decade with an Opening Reception, Saturday, September 12, with a series of special events to follow.  
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

Posted on August 04, 2015

The University of Dubuque’s 2015–2016 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series boasts 14 professional guest artist performances selected from today’s national touring circuit, plus the University’s signature Christmas at Heritage Center presentation. All performances occur in Heritage Center’s premier venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons located at 2000 University Ave. on the University of Dubuque Campus.

The Grand Opera House: Exciting Change & Historical Celebrations

Posted on August 04, 2015

Anniversary Concert
Saturday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM
Story by Shelby Dill
Photos by Josh Dill

Everything Photography: New Location, New Opportunities

Posted on July 23, 2015

Story By Shelby Dill
Photos by Everything Photography

In December of 2012, Sean MacDonald opened the store Everything Photography here in Dubuque. Over the past few years, the store has provided a place for individuals to develop their passion for photography, while giving others a resource for their business or hobby. Now in a new location on 1st and Main, Everything Photography is continuing to do just that and more.

Scott Thomas & the Birth of Buzz Entertainment Group

Posted By Bryce Parks on July 07, 2015

Scott Thomas’ love of live music started when his dad took him to see Johnny Cash when he was 8 years old. Today, Scott has been booking live music events in the Tri-States for more than 20 years, from the days of putting on teen dances at Riverside Bowl, to track acts at the Brass Ring (popular pop artists singing to recorded backing tracks), to creating recognizable ongoing festivals like Kickoff to Summer and Summer’s Last Blast, and eventually to the man behind the music at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. If there was a national act visiting Dubuque, chances are Scott was involved somehow.