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Climate Change Is Making Us Sick

03/16/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>HEALTH</b><p>Climate change is poised to affect the health of Americans in every part of the country. (LiveScience)<p>How do you teach about climate change? How do you <i>not</i> teach about climate</i> …

Watch Dozens of Rare U.S. Nuclear Test Films, Now Declassified and Online

Stunning military history, now on YouTube.<p>Up until 1963, when they were banned, the United States conducted above-ground nuclear weapons tests. According to <i>Gizmodo</i>, there were around 210 (!) of them, mushroom clouds and all, and the military quite often filmed the festivities. Those national …

The History of Urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD

Urbanization

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

Urban Planning

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

The project on the history of lynching offers historical details on each brutal murder, to shine a light on a shameful part of American history that isn’t nearly widely known enough.<p>When a Chinese man tried to vote in Monterey, California, in 1885, a mob lynched him. In 1909, a black man was …

New map celebrates NYC’s role in fight for social justice

Over 100 locations in lower Manhattan are mapped with their historical significance explained<p>For centuries, New York City has served as a pivotal backdrop where many civil rights and social movements have fought hard for justice. From the Stonewall riots in the quest of LGBT rights in 1969 to the …

New York City

Artist Creates Simple, Beautiful Subway Maps for 100 Different Cities

Your morning commute doesn't have to be a complete eyesore.<p>The Mini Metros project began for Peter Dovak as an attempt to code an iPhone application, derived from the artist’s mock-up before he finally arrived at a series of subway maps that can fit on a pin. Dovak has mapped 60 countries, with …

New York City

Mapping How Inequality And Poverty Increasingly Go Hand In Hand

Though they are both problematic for local economies, the two factors didn’t used to be correlated. Now, they are–and that’s a real problem for working people.<p>Traditionally, income inequality and poverty have been treated as separate and unrelated phenomena. That an area is unequal, economically …

15 fascinating maps that will change the way you see the world

From gun ownership to Miss World winners, we've mapped the world in some weird and wonderful ways.<p>1. Who's got the most guns?<p>Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning …

28 Maps That Will Completely Change The Way You View Europe

Which country has the most metal bands? Who has the longest summer vacation?<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Europe

Why Obama — and every president since Carter — failed to transform the Middle East

“We are not a people to whom and nation to which limits don’t apply.” —Andrew Bacevich<p>What are America’s strategic objectives in the Middle East? How consistently have they been defined and pursued over the past three decades? What are the metrics of success? Are we better off today than we were 15 …

Where to Find Tectonic Plate GIS Data

There a few sources of freely available tectonic plate data that is available in various GIS data formatsThe post Where to Find Tectonic Plate GIS …

Geology

Every Disputed Territory in the World [Interactive Map]

Most of the world is divided neatly into distinct nations with clearly defined borders. This map is about the locations that do not fit that model, …

Abbey Lincoln: Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter, Actress Civil Rights Activist

Anna Marie Wooldridge, known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress who wrote and performed her own …

These were our favorite albums of 2016

There was a lot of great music released in 2016. It was hard to narrow down our favorites to a Top 20 list, but here it is. Each of us picked five of our favorites to highlight.<p>Marco's picks:<p><b>1. Bombino, "Azel"</b><p>Bombino's a terrific guitarist from Niger in West Africa.<p>After several releases, he's …

Music Videos

15 Things You Didn't Know About Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Everything you ever needed to know about the 1994 holiday classic.<p><b>1. She co-wrote the entire thing in about 15 minutes.</b> Mariah co-wrote the hit holiday song with veteran songwriter Walter Afanasieff, who says the speed in which they wrote it is the secret to the song's success. "It's definitely not</i> …

The best albums of 2016 you almost certainly won’t hear on your Spotify shuffle

The internet has made more music instantly available to more people than ever before. But it’s also made it possible for everyone to focus their attention on the same thing at once (which can make annual “best of” lists a bit homogeneous). Nothing against David Bowie or Beyoncé, but the uniformity …

Death Metal

Molten jet stream found hurtling through Earth's core

When you think of a jet stream, you probably think of air currents in the atmosphere, but new data from the European Space Agency has revealed a …

Why The 2016 Jazz Critics Poll Belongs To The Avant Gentry

The results of this year's Jazz Critics Poll — NPR's fourth annual and my 11th, counting from its 2006 inception in the <i>Village Voice</i> — slightly resemble those of the last two. Henry Threadgill, Jack DeJohnette, Mary Halvorson and Vijay Iyer all are repeaters from last year's Top 10, and Steve …

Top 10

‘Up Side Down’ map quiz puts your geography skills to the test

See cities, countries, and lakes as you’ve never seen them before<p>Mapping is more than a handy reference tool: It’s a powerful technique to understand the world. But few people recognize the assumptions and Euro-centric conventions inherent in typical renderings of the earth. As a new project from …

World Map Reveals the Top Tourist Attraction of Every Country

Click for full-resolution map.<p>Heading into a new year often means fantasizing about great trips on the horizon. With that in mind, Vouchercloud has put together a fun infographic that shows the top tourist attraction of every country, according to TripAdvisor. The sites are helpfully broken up into …

Travel

The seven deadly things we’re doing to trash the planet (and human life with it)

We weep at the disappearance of endangered species but avert our eyes to the causes of Earth’s destruction<p>A baby ibex on a precipitous cliff edge. The hyenas of Harar eating from a human hand. Leopards in Mumbai, whales breaching and baby turtles heading blindly away from the sea. We are amazed by …

Sustainability

The CIA has released decades of fascinating declassified maps to the public

To celebrate 75 years of their Cartography division, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released decades worth of declassified maps to the public.<p>The cartography division was established in October 1941 in the middle of World War II to assist with creating visual data. The …

Maps

The map of the world's most ignorant countries

<b>You ignorant lot.</b><p><b>True wisdom is to know oneself.</b><p>A new survey by Ipsos MORI has yielded some interesting results about how the world's countries see …

7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: J. Cole, Neil Young, Ab-Soul, More

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from J. Cole, Neil Young, Ab-Soul, the-Dream, the</i> …

Apple Music

Another Arab awakening is looming, warns a UN report

IN DECEMBER 2010 Egypt’s cabinet discussed the findings of their National Youth Survey. Only 16% of 18-29-year-olds voted in elections, it showed; …

Forex