Giancarlo Macchi Jánica

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As Rivers Run Black in Peru, Indigenous Tribes Left Cleaning Big Oil's Disaster

A disastrous spate of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon have gone from bad to worse in recent days, leaving Indigenous tribes frantically trying to …

Hand-crafted wall map of the United States

Seth Stevenson, for Slate Magazine, covers cartographer David Imus’ hand-crafted wall map, which Stevenson calls the greatest paper map of the United …

Cold Snap in Asia : Image of the Day

In January 2016, a deep chill descended across eastern Asia. In China, for example, more than 20 weather stations reported record-low temperatures. …

Chiudono le Officine delle mappe De Agostini: Novara perde un secolo di storia

Il presidio dei lavoratori davanti ai cancelli non si è mai interrotto, anche se da quando all’interno della fabbrica i macchinari non ci sono più, è …

Yes, We May Have No (Cavendish) Bananas

Around the world, millions of people start their day with a banana—in cereal or porridge; as fritters; or blended into a smoothie or <i>licuado</i>. If you’re really lucky, you might end your day with one, too, fried in hot oil, cooked into custard, or topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.<p>And bananas …

Forestry

Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

Mega-collector David Rumsey explains how maps are an "archive of information."<p>With 150,000 or so old print maps to his name, David Rumsey has earned his reputed place among the world's "finest private collectors." But the 69-year-old San Francisco collector doesn't have any intention of resting on …

Amnesty International says it has traced cobalt used in batteries for household brands to mines in DRC, where children work in life-threatening conditions<p>Children as young as seven are working in perilous conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to mine cobalt that ends up in smartphones, …

Human Rights

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

Between 2009 and 2014, about 140,000 more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here, citing family …

Charles Booth's London

Maps<p>The <i>Maps Descriptive of London Poverty</i> are perhaps the most distinctive product of Charles Booth's <i>Inquiry into Life and Labour in …

Reach new heights with Street View of Mont Blanc in Google Maps

Geografia del post-umano

Humans have made so much plastic it will probably show up in future fossils

Future archeologists aren’t just going to be digging up old bones: Looks like they’re also going to be sifting though old fossilized plastics.<p>A review published (paywall) in the journal Anthropocene this month finds plastic has discernibly changed the surface of the planet since humans began using …

Water Risks are Growing; Here’s a Tool to Help Us Prepare

Changing Planet<p>This map shows annual, seasonal and dry-year depletion for 15,091 watersheds worldwide. The inclusion of seasonal and dry-year depletion estimates increases by 15-fold the number of watersheds experiencing depletion of 75% or more. Source: Kate A. Brauman et al., in Elementa, January …

Water