Water use in the USA is will rise to become a national issue in the next few years. Article: http://agtoday.us/1hGoLdt This GRACE-based map shows the rate that groundwater supplies – which worldwide are estimated to compose half of our drinking water – have changed from 2003 to 2012. The way the satellites snag this data is rather neat; they sample tiny shifts in the earth's gravity, and from those changes deduce how much H2O is hiding beneath the soil. There's nothing neat about how vast portions of the country are drying out, though, which are shown on this map in angry red that indicates the historical "freshwater storage rate of change"
Via John Blue
“ The camps in Turkey, Iraq and Egypt have not yet been mapped by the UN's satellites – so even the maps by UNOSAT are just a drop in the ocean. The UNHCR says it needs $1.1 billion to cope with the crisis by December ...”
Via ImaginationForPeople, Kevin Backe
"Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and pumpkins are already showing up at roadside stands. Jack o’lanterns, decorative displays and pumpkin pies are the main destinies of most pumpkins in the United States. Elsewhere in the world, however, the pumpkin is nearly exclusively considered a food crop or animal feed."
Via Seth Dixon, Michelle Kinzel
Urgent action needed to close 'unacceptable gaps' in access to work and education across Latin America and Caribbean (Indigenous women 'invisible' in Latin American society http://t.co/LoGMvbFjep)...
Via Mr. David Burton
A fantasitic infographic to show kids how things are made and what is required to get something made. Opens the door to discussion on the transportation issue of technology and outsourcing. Then there is the discussion of jobs, equal pay, ... it is endless! "From its inception to this final shipment, this infographic tracks the journey the iPhone 5 makes around the world to get produced."
Via Trisha Klancar, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
"Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, “Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses” mentioned in diaries from the period."
Via Seth Dixon
"Four Chinese students have taken to YouTube to explain the social misunderstandings that block many foreign students—particularly those from Asia—from integrating with the slang-speaking, booze-guzzling Americans."
Via Seth Dixon, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
In China, mimicry is a form of mastery. China copies movies, cell phones, even architecture. In fact, it's home to several imitation European villages, including a fake English village called Thames Town.
“ Crowdsourced map shows China's pollution hotspots ZDNet Summary: The Alibaba-backed Danger Maps, which allows "crowdmapping" of pollution sources, is now expanding to cover missing people and child abuse.”
Via ImaginationForPeople, Kevin Backe
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