Sunday, October 19th, 2014
An innovative project led by Stanford students harnesses the power of first-person and local news stories – presented in an interactive online map – to help people grasp the science of global environmental impacts on their communities.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
The world of geography is coming together in the German city of Cologne (Köln) this year for the 32nd International Geographical Congress. The IGC is the quadrennial meeting of the International Geographical Union (IGU). In collaboration with the local organisers I have drawn two maps of where the more than 2,700 registered participants. The maps
Monday, August 13th, 2012
Owing to the importance of global land cover in disciplines such as climate change, food security and land-use modelling, the creation of a global land cover calibration and validation dataset is essential. To help us achieve this goal, we have established a global sample of validation points which we want you to classify in this
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Land-use changes, including deforestation, are important sources of carbon emissions linked to global climate change. However, a new study challenges key policy assumptions. The study reports that it remains virtually impossible to anticipate how many common land-use transitions affect carbon stocks, based on existing data. This includes agricultural shifts, suggesting that efforts to replace slash-and-burn