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

Voices X: Make Your Mark

Posted on August 31, 2014

“Yeah, ten years. Who knew?” began Gene Tully, sculptor and founder of the annual Voices art exhibit in the raw Wilmac warehouse space located in what is now known as the Historic Millwork District. Now in its tenth season, the month-long exhibit returns with another exhibit featuring 15 artists from local to regional to internationally recognized, displayed in the sprawling warehouse space on 10th Street. Along with the exhibit, the warehouse gallery space will host a month of special events, including a spoken word showcase, a live painting competition, live music events, a film screening, live theater, a runway fashion show, and more.

Novelty Iron Works

Posted By Bryce Parks on August 31, 2014

The last time we checked in on the Historic Millwork District, Greater Dubuque Development Director Rick Dickinson noted, “The key to any direction like this is momentum – that healthy sense of urgency. You can’t finish one building and say, ‘Well, we did it!’ Look across the street. It’s not real pretty in any direction. So the imperative is to keep moving and keep going in every direction…”

Little Growing Pains, Big New Offerings and Lower Prices Across the Board

Posted on August 31, 2014

With so much in this issue going on in the Historic Millwork District, we figured we’d just go ahead and pop-in at the new Dubuque Food Coop and see how things are going now that they have a couple of months under their belt. We met once again with store General manager Patrick Brickel for the organic skinny on what’s cooking at the Coop.

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.