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The World in Maps, 1400-1600


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.

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Who’s really using up the water in the American West?

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.

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Storm Fiona: Heavy rainfall continues along Canada’s east coast


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.

Donating to an ActionAid emergency appeal: where your money goes


Sep 26, 2022

In times of crisis, we ensure your donation goes directly where it’s needed: to provide life-saving aid like food, water, shelter and sanitation.

And we do things differently. Our approach in an emergency is to empower local women to lead the response. Find out more on our website: https://bit.ly/3fm1AfS

Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Indigenous peoples have survived an apocalypse’ • FRANCE 24 English


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.

LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ian | NBC News


Sep 26, 2022

Watch live satellite images and a forecast tracker as Hurricane Ian travels toward Cuba and Florida’s west coast.

Climate – The Boston Globe

Climate and the fight of our lives

The climate crisis is now an emergency. We believe solutions must begin here, in our communities, state, and region. Globe journalism will shine light on obstacles to decisive action, illuminate paths toward solutions, and hold to account elected leaders responsible for guiding us to a better future.

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Houses washed into sea as Storm Fiona batters Canada – BBC News


Sep 25, 2022

Power lines have been downed and houses washed into the sea after Storm Fiona battered Canada’s coastline.

One woman is missing after being washed out to sea in Newfoundland.

Fiona was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Friday. Such weather events are rare in Canada, and police said the storm was “like nothing we’ve ever seen”.

The military has been deployed to Nova Scotia to help with the clean-up operation.

Italy’s right-wing, led by neo-fascist Meloni, wins election, exit polls say • FRANCE 24 English


Sep 25, 2022

A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party looks set to win a clear majority in the next parliament, exit polls said on Sunday after voting ended in an Italian national election.