Beinecke Library at Yale – Sep 6, 2022
Ray Clemens, curator of Early Books & Manuscripts, explains what is on view in the Beinecke Library’s building wide exhibition.
For more information: https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/wor…
This exhibition presents maps from several different historical groups and demonstrates how maps functioned to place people within a larger world context. While primarily focusing on European maps, it also includes Middle Eastern and Asian world maps to illustrate common elements and also highlight significant differences. In addition, the exhibition presents some map forgeries and how they were determined to be fakes using scientific and historic analysis.
For more information: The World in Maps is on view through January 8th, 2023.
Monday 3–Friday 21 October 2022
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Vox Sep 26, 2022
Hint: water scarcity in the Western US has more to do with our diets than our lawns.
The Western United States is currently battling the most severe drought in thousands of years. A mix of bad water management policies and man made climate change has created a situation where water supplies in Western reservoirs are so low, states are being forced to cut their water use.
It’s not hard to find media coverage that focuses on the excesses of residential water use: long showers, swimming pools, lawn watering, at-home car washes. Or in the business sector, like irrigating golf courses or pumping water into hotel fountains in Las Vegas.
But when a team of researchers looked at water use in the West, they uncovered a very different story about where most Western water goes. Their findings may hold the solution to dwindling water supplies in the West.
Sep 26, 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-09-26…
Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power in #Canada, as the remnants of what was #Hurricane Fiona continue to bring rain and high winds to parts of the country’s east coast. And while clean-up operations are underway in Canada, the U.S. state of Florida braces for another hurricane this week.
Sep 26, 2022
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Sep 26, 2022
As the world struggles to overcome the huge problems of today, it would do well to turn towards indigenous peoples for solutions. That’s the message from Julian Brave NoiseCat, a writer, journalist and advocate for indigenous peoples. He believes that First Peoples can make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change. He’s even been named on the Time 100 list of emerging leaders. He joined us for Perspective.
Sep 26, 2022
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