international environmental information

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Western Hemisphere/"the Americas"

    North America

    Central America & Caribbean                         

    South America


Eastern Hemisphere

     Europe

     Africa

     Asia

     Middle East

      Australia-Pacific


Polar regions




Thinking about the Earth...and its many parts

There are many ways to divide up the planet geographically into conceptually digestible chunks. At a large scale, it's commonly done by continent or by region, but each of these can be done multiple ways (yes, even continents, for which 5, 6 or 7 can be the "correct" answer to "how many?"). What you see here will likely change over time as this portion of ieinfo.net grows. In the meantime, the careful observer will note some gaping holes in the coverage here...this is very much a work scheduled to be in progress....  

Regions-countries-places

Shortcut to USA

What's in an acre...really?

"Yellowstone National Park is 2.2 million acres."  

Terrific, but what does that mean? See this context & conversion chart to get a sense of landscape scale.