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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 SCIENTISTSJAN ZALASIEWICZDECEMBER 24, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Swaths of China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the US were transformed by huge water projects, dams, and irrigation systems.WHY PEOPLE STILL STARVE IN AN AGE OF ABUNDANCEBOBBIE JOHNSONDECEMBER 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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.ICE STORMS: INSIDE WINTERTIME’S DREADED, FROZEN MESSJEFFREY HALVERSONDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There, a stalled frontal boundary enabled milder air to slide up and over the cold air dam.ICE STORMS: INSIDE WINTERTIME’S DREADED, FROZEN MESSJEFFREY HALVERSONDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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.DON’T HAVE A BOAT? TRY BOWFISHING.BY NATALIE KREBS/OUTDOOR LIFENOVEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
She was like a dammed-up stream that suddenly finds an outlet.QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
Failing that a dammed-up pond may form the only supply of water.MEXICOCHARLES 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.EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
The very minor circumstance of their landlady being in the room dammed a flood.LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Fortunately the river was partly dammed, in order to accumulate water for the many saw-mills under the falls.BOYHOOD IN NORWAYHJALMAR HJORTH BOYESEN

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