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The Vatican’s Gallery of Maps Comes Back to Life

The Vatican’s Gallery of Maps Comes Back to Life | Confidences Canopéennes | Scoop.it
In the 16th century, Pope Gregory assigned the monk and geographer Ignazio Danti to carry out the project. In turn, Danti hired several artistic stars of the day and up-and-comers as well to illustrate the maps, including Girolamo Muziano, Cesare Nebbia and the Flemish brothers Matthijs and Paul Bril. The Brils excelled at landscape paintings—an essential skill for the work.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 3, 2016 12:01 PM

This 4-year restoration project is a great cultural revival, but it also reveals the importance of geographic information.  The Vatican was a great medieval seat of both religious authority and political power.  This attracted prominent visitors from all over Europe and the map gallery served to convey geographic information about the Italian peninsula.  

 

Tagsart, Italy, historical, Europe, religiontourism, Christianity.

Loreto Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2016 6:30 PM
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Environment - LIFE : News

Environment - LIFE : News | Confidences Canopéennes | Scoop.it

 

LIFE Berlengas spells out dangers of invasive alien plants

LIFE thematic report on forests now online

New publication: LIFE and Climate change mitigation

Ground-breaking research about bird cooperation reported around Europe

New publication: LIFE and freshwater fish


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DocBiodiv's curator insight, February 24, 2015 10:57 AM

La newsletter permet d'accéder aux nombreuses publications du programme Life.

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Redrawing the map of Europe

"Fantasy cartography: An animated redrawing of the map of Europe.
Imagine a world in which countries could move as easily as people. A suggestion for a rearranged Europe."


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Bella Reagan's curator insight, March 24, 2015 2:01 AM

Unit 1

Summary

This video shows countries being able to move easily in order for each countries benefit. Many countries are moved away from their enemies or other feared countries. Also in this idealistic video countries that are landlocked are able to move to places with easier access to water. It also includes moving countries and territories to be near countries that would work well together.

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This personifies countries as moving as they please, literally. I found this a little funny and pretty interesting to see what countries would do if they could daily move. It really reveals the importance of location and geography for countries in that countries are stuck where they are for the most part ad can't just move away from their enemies of conditions. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 25, 2015 9:46 AM

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Aleena Reyes's curator insight, May 6, 2015 11:53 PM

A very interesting and fun short video. It raises a lot of questions has to how this could be done (if it could) and how one creates borders and regions.

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Bee Friendly, le label qui aime les abeilles, sera présenté lundi au Salon de l'Agriculture

Bee Friendly, le label qui aime les abeilles, sera présenté lundi au Salon de l'Agriculture | Confidences Canopéennes | Scoop.it

"CHAMPS LIBRES - Les apiculteurs européens militent pour une adaptation des techniques agricoles, afin d’épargner les butineuses."

 

Par Marie Nicot - Le Journal du Dimanche. « [...] Selon Olivier Belval, président de l’association Bee Friendly, "300.000 essaims disparaissent chaque année en France. La production nationale est passé de 30 000 tonnes dans les années 80, à 15.000 tonnes". »

 

« Résultat les importations ont bondi. Miel de Chine coupé de glucose, cocktail aux ingrédients mystérieux… Les consommateurs perdent confiance. C’est le double effet Bee Friendly : sauver les abeilles et redorer l’image du rucher local. "Nos premiers miels certifiés apparaîtront à la fin de l’année dans les magasins", promet Olivier Belval. En attendant, les apiculteurs et Stéphane Le Foll présentent lundi après-midi le label au public du salon de l’agriculture sur le stand du ministère de l’Agriculture (Pavillon 4, allée E, stand 102).  »

 


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Andreas Böck n’est pas un cas isolé. Trois organisations apicoles européennes sont réunies depuis 2011 pour sauver les précieux insectes : l’Unaf en France, l’Unaapi en Italie, l’EPBA en Allemagne. Au total, 22 000 apiculteurs adhèrent à ces fédérations. Ils sont épaulés par deux entreprises pionnières : Demain la terre, association de producteurs de fruits et légumes engagés dans une démarche écologique, et Les Deux Vaches, société de produits laitiers.

Tous espèrent que leur initiative permettra d’enrayer la disparition des abeilles victimes de l’urbanisation, des produits phytosanitaires, des parasites, et des champignons…

 

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