1 Jun

Why are there so many maps?

From the moment humans first began exploring the planet, maps have been a ubiquitous aspect of our existence. Maps exist in all cultures and facets of society and can greatly help or hinder our understanding of the world. Throughout these...
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25 May

Where Love is Legal

  “Hope will never be silent.” These are the immortal words of Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist and the first openly gay man to be elected to a public office in the United States. Working in San Francisco, Milk was...
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18 May

3D-Mapping Denali and the Alaska Range

“This Denali panorama was inspired by Austrian landscape panoramist and cartographer Heinrich Berann. The 2016 renaming of North America’s highest peak to its Alaska Native name, meaning “the great one,” motivated this map. The grandness of Denali and rugged expansiveness...
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11 May

Endangered Species

The Earth is currently losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 the natural rate, according to estimates from the Center for Biological Diversity. This massive escalation in endangerment and extinction means that habitats around the world stand to lose critical species...
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4 May

Girl Power: Women Closing the Government Gap

According to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, about half of the world’s countries are governed by a “full” or “flawed” democracy, while another fifth is under a “hybrid regime.” Under these systems, one would hope that a historical pattern of women...
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13 Apr

Flower Power in Fifty States

Today, April 13th, is International Plant Appreciation Day! In honor of this global holiday, we explore the flora appreciated in each of the USA’s 50 states. Flower’s are starting to bloom all around the country, which one is special to...
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6 Apr

Megacities and Mega Emissions

This past Tuesday, National Geographic released an in depth case study on Dubai’s work to become the most sustainable city in the world. Considering the cities’ culture of excess – an indoor ski slope is just where it starts – many...
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