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Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, warns report

Some of the “big economies of the future” are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study published today. UK consultancy Maplecroft identified Bangladesh and India as the two countries facing the greatest risks to their populations, … Continue reading

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The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

I blogged recently about the dust-up in Asia between China and Japan over the uninhabited islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China. Both claim them, as does Taiwan for good measure. http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/more-on-the-senkakudiaoyu-islands/

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Maps: How Mankind Remade Nature

As scientists get used to the idea that Earth is in a new geological age, that the Holocene — the last geological age — has been replaced by Anthropocene, they’re figuring out how it got to be that way. Two … Continue reading

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Google climate map offers a glimpse of a 4C world

Interactive tool layering climate data over Google Earth maps shows the impact of an average global temperature rise of 4C Think it’s hot this summer? Wait until you see Google’s simulation of a world with an average global temperature rise … Continue reading

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Google sued after map directions lead to accident

Some people are so stupid: When Google Maps’ walking directions instructed Lauren Rosenberg to walk along a very busy highway with no pedestrian walkway, she followed the directions exactly.Unfortunately, she was hit by a car in the process. Now she’s … Continue reading

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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components: the physical part supports the close inspection of high … Continue reading

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Brazil: Key facts and figures

Brazil is Latin America’s largest country and the fifth most populous in the world with nearly 193 million people. Its economy is forecast to grow 6.5% this year. A social welfare scheme introduced by President Lula in 2003 has transformed … Continue reading

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Your Health depends on Where You Live

Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it’s not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can … Continue reading

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Could online maps save coral reefs?

Harnessing the power of interactive maps is Reefs at Risk Revisited, a conservation and research project headed by the World Resources Institute. It is in the process of updating its 1998 survey on the threats to the world’s coral reefs … Continue reading

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Lines of Conflict: The Blue Line Dispute

When Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000 the UN separated the two countries by a thin blue line. But border disputes and enmity keep tensions high. This video highlights how a an artificial concept such as a border can lead … Continue reading

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