Questions tagged [landscaping]

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Feasability of replacing roads with far inland canals [closed]

What problems am I going to have to address with regards to man-made continent wide/spanning rivers ? Ecological hazard, erosion, pollution ? CLARIFICATION : This is a completely fantastical setting, ...
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Can Humanity Expand to the Oceans?

Consider a large landmass such as Australia. Imagine if they hypothetically wanted to expand their borders, but they already used up all of their landmass, including the deserts. Could humanity find ...
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How would mountainous landscape look like after remodelling it with nuclear warheads?

As conclusion of this question it seems that under a dense atmosphere it would be a good idea to place the main city in mountains. Just there is the inconvenient issue that top of mountains lack flat ...
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Underground condition preventing plant growth on a planet

As title, what condition could prevent plant growth from below a planet surface? I've considered considered removing all water from the planet, both underground and above the surface, but that doesn't ...
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Is it possible to build cities on Argentine and Brazilian swamps?

I'm creating a developed country in South America with its development similar to that of Canada or Australia (little behind the US) with population around 160M in 1850, growing to 346M in 1925 and ...
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What realistic data for a game based on management of polluting plants?

I am not a writer nor an artist but I am creating a video game and I am looking for a realistic imaginary world based on science. I am looking for realistic data to support the strategical framework ...
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Can a small island realistically have all these environments?

Would it be realistic for a (relatively) small island nation to have these features: A Forest A lake A snowy mountaintop A desert A bustling modern city How large would this island have to be in ...
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How can I design a realistic landscape? [closed]

Designing landscapes is difficult, because we often don't take into account the geological processes that formed them in the first place. You wouldn't have a ten-mile-high mountain on Earth, because ...
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How much would it cost to recreate Doggerland as it existed before 16,000 BC?

To expand the territory of the EU, one can consider recreating Doggerland by reclaiming the lost land from the sea: Had our ancestors had more technology, they could have dealt with the sea level ...
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She Can Move Mountains (Literally)

Imagine we're in a world where massive, outrageous amounts of energy are available at our fingertips. Perhaps one of those crazy cold fusion ideas panned out, or we eventually built ourselves a --...