ETC Group and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have produced an interactive map of geoengineering projects around the world in an attempt to shed light on the worldwide state of geoengineering. The map is the first of it’s kind that is publically available that shows the scope of research and experimentation.
This latest addition to the project builds on an earlier map of Earth Systems Experimentation that was published in 2012. The original map documented almost 300 projects and experiments related to geoengineering. Five years later, more than 800 projects have be identified. These include projects in Carbon Capture, Solar Radiation Management, Weather Modification among others. This is not a complete record of weather and climate control projects, so expect it to grow as the ETC group continue researching and as new experiments are launched.
Click HERE to explore the map and HERE to read more about geoengineering.
Are you part of the food community? Make your presence known! Nurseries, food banks, community kitchens and farmers markets are just some of the many points you could add. You can even put your backyard garden on the map. Click HERE to add your points to the map!
40 maps that explain food in America by Ezra Klein and Susannah Locke on June 9, 2014
The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, has spawned a new generation of superweeds that are spreading rapidly across the United States.
Since farmers planting Monsanto’s genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops no longer need to worry about overdosing their crops with herbicide, they tend to spray more of it. And just as antibiotic overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant drugs, constant use of Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, has given rise to an epidemic of glyphosate resistant superweeds.
We enlisted the imaginations of artists to realize the aesthetic, visualize the psycho-geography and describe the terrain, landscape, characters and stories of The House of Fairy Tales. This portfolio is a collection of works that aim to describe the lay of the land. Much like the worlds encompassed in the great works of fantasy literature or the modern digital gaming artforms, The House of Fairy Tales encompasses whole continents, foreign lands and wildernesses as well as the familiar and comforting homes of its incumbent characters. The sale of this portfolio will contribute towards the charities activities with children and families.The Cartography Portfolio consists of twelve prints in a range of sizes from A2 to A1, with 10 lithography prints (including a specially created work by Sir Peter Blake) and two silkscreens.
This map shows sites of potential community projects. We have taken several different sources of information about vacant publicly owned land, chosen the most accurate information from each and shared them here. This is our commons. We also add few private lots whose owners have volunteered their land for community use.
Tools for Land Access Advocacy +Local Community Land Access Campaign Support in NYC
Tools for Community Land Access Advocates
We’re creating a practice of building online tools neighbors can use to clear hurdles to community land access. The tools turn city data into information about particular pieces of land and connect people to one another through simple social networking functions. (more…)
An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political– and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves. (more…)
Available now is Facebook integration with many of the markets when you click a map marker, a local events listing based (mostly) around an interest in farmers’ markets and suggested sites. The events and sites are generated automatically, and while I would say they are mostly ok, they should improve as more content is added.
Please take a look and share. I am trying to gather more info on the needs of farmers with respect to an app like this so feel free to pass along my contact info. Also, there is a signup link on the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/grazeful.living, for the beta release which will have a more complete implementation of these features.