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Add in the Earth material that we use and abuse in other ways, in ploughing farmland, and letting sediment pile up behind dams, and humans have cumulatively used and discarded some 30 trillion tons of Earth’s various resources.Anthropocene: Human-Made Materials Now Weigh as Much as All Living Biomass, Say Scientists|Jan Zalasiewicz|December 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
Swaths of China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the US were transformed by huge water projects, dams, and irrigation systems.
There, a stalled frontal boundary enabled milder air to slide up and over the cold air dam.
The Appalachian Mountains often trap the dense, icy air layer, known as a cold air dam, while Atlantic winds usher in a milder air mass that glides up and over the top.
If you’re fishing a transitional area, like a dam or a water-control structure, simply park yourself on the edge and shoot fish as they pass.
She was like a dammed-up stream that suddenly finds an outlet.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
Failing that a dammed-up pond may form the only supply of water.Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock
It is as if all this had been dammed up in his heart for long, and to say a single word was to say everything.
The very minor circumstance of their landlady being in the room dammed a flood.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Fortunately the river was partly dammed, in order to accumulate water for the many saw-mills under the falls.Boyhood in Norway|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
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see water over the dam.