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Iceland is drilling a giant hole, not for oil, but for geothermal energy

Drill, baby, drill. But in this case, not for oil — rather, the nation of Iceland is digging a giant hole into a volcano in the name of renewable …

Hydroelectric Power

Is ‘middle class’ an outdated term?

The story of middle-class America is one of the most belabored narratives in the election cycle. It’s also a story that’s thoroughly misunderstood, and often oversimplified to fit the messaging of a particular political campaign.<p>Almost every major politician running for president in the past year …

Income Inequality

Announcing the Mapbox Studio dataset editor

Today we are opening up access for all users to the Mapbox Studio dataset editor, a brand new tool for creating and editing geospatial data in your …

Data Visualization

Human impact on environment may be slowing down, study shows

Humanity’s environmental footprint has increased, but at a much slower rate compared to population and economic growth because of more efficient use of natural resources, reports Mongabay<p>Human activities have taken a heavy toll on our environment. But there may be some hope, researchers …

Geography

Humans have caused climate change for 180 years: study

An international research project has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate …

Climate Change

Here's why Italy is prone to devastating earthquakes

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 25, 2016, 8:19 a.m. BST</b> Death toll is at least 247 dead: 190 in Rieti province and 57 in Ascoli Piceno province, according to Italy …

Natural Disasters

UK high streets in decline as over 10% of shops lie empty

The proportion of empty shops on Britain's high streets has reached its highest since April 2015, data revealed today, though at least footfall saw …

Severe Flooding Engulfs Louisiana, Forcing Mass Evacuations (PHOTOS)

WALKER, La. (AP) — Barbara Manuel saw a flicker of sun and that gave her hope that the worst of the horrific flooding to hit southern Louisiana was …

Bridal Showers

12 Maps That Changed the World

Is there such a thing as a perfect map?<p>In June 2012, Brian McClendon, an executive at Google, announced that Google Maps and Google Earth were part of a far loftier pursuit than edging out Apple and Facebook in the map services market. Google, McClendon wrote in a blog post, was engaged in nothing …

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

__KEY – White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown __<p>Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke …

Cartography for the masses: where online maps are taking us

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Geographic information, once difficult to obtain, is now overabundant and driving the way we interact with …

This Interactive Map Shows Where Your Cell Phone Will Get Stolen

Cell phone theft is reaching epidemic proportions in San Francisco, accounting for 50% of all crime reported in the city. Police data show that about …

A history of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

From the opium trade routes of the 1900s to CND’s operations in the 1980s, maps reveal the political leylines of history – except when it comes to the holiday islands of San Serriffe, as a new British Library book reveals<p>• Buy A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

Data Visualization

'Brexit discount' makes London property cheaper for some | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Price cuts of nearly 20 percent and a drop in the value of the pound have created “Brexit discount” bargains on some of the most expensive homes in central London — if you have millions of pounds to spare.<p>Estate agents boards are lined up outside houses in south London June 3, …

Housing

Economics Is Scarce Resources Allocation - What Resource Constraint Does Urban Farming Solve?

That there are fads and fashions in the business world just as there are in other areas of human life is no surprise. But such fads and fashions should be subject to a bit of hard headed analysis from time to time. One such is the newly promoted concept of vertical or urban farming. The idea being …

New Jersey

Geology of Swanage Bay and Ballard Cliff - by Ian West.

<b>Canning</b> , A. D. and Maxted, K.R. 1979 (reprinted 1983). <i>Coastal Studies in Purbeck: A Geographical Guide.</i> Printed and Published by the Purbeck Press, …

Internal migration, England and Wales - Office for National Statistics

There were an estimated 2.85 million residents moving between local authorities in England and Wales between July 2014 and June 2015. This is the …

Human Geography

Where Have all the Great Urban Places Gone?

If the world is becoming more urban, why isn't the world getting better at building urban places?<p>Alex Marshall "asked a lot of smart, well-traveled …

Urban Design

'Sky-high' rental hotspots across England revealed

<b>People spend more than a third of their disposable income on rent across large parts of England, a BBC investigation has found.</b><p>Analysis shows the average rent of a one-bedroom property in almost half of all districts, boroughs and cities would cost more than 30% of the median take-home salary for …

Housing

For More U.S. Cities, Downtown Is a Center of Economic Strength

Philadelphia and other metro areas see jobs and incomes grow at their core while outlying areas are on the decline<p>PHILADELPHIA—Theresa Lounsbery sets out from her apartment in this city’s blue-collar Lower Northeast section each workday. Her neighborhood, Oxford Circle, a district of 2 square …

Urban Design

The Northern Hemisphere's temperature has reached a terrifying milestone

<b>Update</b>: since this post was originally published, the heat wave has continued. As of Thursday morning, it appears that average temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have breached the 2 degrees Celsius above "normal" mark for the first time in recorded history, and likely the first time since …

Global Warming

Climate Change Created Shocking Environmental Records in 2015

<i>This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The world is careening towards …

This map shows the cheapest and most expensive areas to rent a room in London

It's very rare to have some good news about renting in London, but flat sharing website SpareRoom has managed to come up with a stat that isn't …

Who Are The Real Gentrifiers Of New York City?

"The End of Black Harlem", as argued by Michael Henry Adams in <i>The New York Times</i>, is rapidly approaching. The trend is evident in the analysis of Census data from 2000 to 2010 by City University of New York's, Center for Urban Research. Data shows that the Black population in Harlem has fallen …

Housing

Detroit Halts Its Decline

<i>Detroit's Revival / The Bell Towers</i><p>In Detroit, Michigan, there has been 50 years of continuous population decline. But that decline finally stopped this year, said Detroit mayor Michael Duggan, to rousing applause, at the Congress for New Urbanism, which met this year in this resurgent rust-belt …

Urban Design

Making simple maps

Being able to make a simple map is a very useful skill for all sorts of applications. Here, we will introduce some of the basics of working with …