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Watch satellite time lapses of Phoenix, Chandler, Lake Mead on Earth Day

(Google Earth Screenshot)

PHOENIX — As part of Earth Day, Google recently unveiled a video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to show how climate change has affected the planet.

Three Arizona cities and landmarks were among the dozens featured from across the globe as part of the Google Earth project.

Phoenix, Chandler and Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border were all spotlighted in time lapses that started in 1984.

View the time lapses here:



Lake Mead

Mayors across Arizona came together Thursday to highlight how climate change has affected the planet.

Earth Day has been globally recognized on April 22 since 1970.

“On Earth Day, it is important we take time to reflect upon the climate action we’ve taken and recommit to the projects and investments we need to advance this critically important work,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said in a press release.

“I’m proud to stand with mayors across the state to ensure we are taking meaningful action to protect our planet for generations to come.”

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