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Watch Detroit's Population Disappear In 4 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

A new GIF shows just how far the Motor City has fallen since 1970. And its population had already started to drop twenty years before that. As ...

Western Governors Unveil Wildlife Mapping System

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development ac...

The End of the Academic Exercise

Thomas Fisher | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Thomas Fisher

The excitement I now see on my students' faces -- and their obvious pleasure when their proposals get taken seriously by the community members reviewing their work -- makes it hard for me to imagine ever going back to the old ways of teaching.

Elephant-Shaped Buildings and Other Curiosities: NYPL's Map Librarian Talks About Making Historical Geography a Part of the Internet

The New York Public Library | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
The New York Public Library

By Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian - The New York Public Library One hundred years ago, a building-sized elephant stood across the street from the...

Making Health Data Do Something!

Bill Davenhall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Making sense out of all the health data out there is daunting -- even for the seasoned health data junkie. A new app for the iPad called Health Indicators now brings consumers one step closer to seeing health data about where they live using a "geomedicine" approach.

The Best First Day of School Ever!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

We would much rather still be reading on the beach, reading at the library, reading in bed after waking up late... but summer always has to end, what can you do about it?

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: Paying Twice in Colombia to Grow and Kill Legal Crops

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Jim Fruchterman

The US government pays one group of people to help convince people to switch to growing legal crops, and then while paying another group of people to kill illegal crops, they accidentally kill the legal plantings.

Military Announces Shipping Deadline for Holiday Gifts Overseas

Paul Snyder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Snyder

The US Military has announced this year's deadlines for shipping to soldiers to ensure they arrive by Christmas Day. This applies to troops in Iraq, A...

Neither Fish nor Fowl: Better Gov 2.0

Gadi Ben-Yehuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Citizen co-delivery of services is based on the idea that a small group of people can do what the community depends on the government to do -- but more cheaply, quickly, and effectively.

Geography -- The Missing Vital Sign In Your Physician's Office

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

You probably have your own stories about geomedicine -- unusual health symptoms that can't be explained, cancers that run in certain families or communities that don't have a genetic or lifestyle link.

Obama's First Wartime Thanksgiving

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Stein

Roosevelt thought sacrifice cause for celebration. He proclaimed Nov. 23, 1944, "a national day of Thanksgiving." Now another president faces Thanksgiving with troops dying in the field.