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Posts tagged with ‘geography’ (142)


10 popular blogs of 2013: Action plan for geographic education


Posted by Siobhan McClelland on Saturday, December 28, 2013



James Boxall, recipient of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2012 Geographic Literacy Award, was one of the attendees at the meeting. (Photo: Gerry Boland)

In January, a Memorial University professor went public with the fact an alarming number of her sociology students couldn’t name the world’s continents and didn’t know they lived by the Atlantic Ocean. The disclosure revealed the need to amp up young people’s geographic knowledge.

In August, geographers met to develop an action plan on how to address this problem. Read our post from shortly after that meeting about the state of geography education in Canada and check out the St. John’s Declaration ...

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Canada's new standard for measuring height


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Mapping on Tuesday, December 17, 2013



You may not have noticed, but depending where you are in Canada, heights may have changed by a few dozen centimetres.

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Geography Gifts 101


Posted by Kathleen Clark in Community on Monday, December 16, 2013



Winnipeg coaster from the National Design Collective. (Photo: Heather Lam)

It is the annual holiday conundrum: what on Earth to buy for that growing list of colleagues, kids' teachers and distant cousins? At Canadian Geographic, we are here to help with a list of Earth-inspired gifts.

Global Warming Mug

Why not serve that coffee with a side of impending doom? The Unemployed Philosophers Guild has just the gift: the Global Warming Mug. Fill it with hot liquid and watch the coastlines disappear. With a helpful list of greenhouse gases written whimsically around the ...

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Brain uses geotags to reference memories


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Science & Technology on Tuesday, December 10, 2013



Why is it that you can’t go to a certain restaurant without remembering an ex-lover? Or why visiting childhood haunts bring back so many memories?

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New map illustrates historical global forest change


Posted by Kathleen Clark in Mapping on Friday, November 15, 2013



It's a pretty map detailing an ugly reality: global forest loss.

A team from the University of Maryland has created an interactive look at 12 years-worth of satellite data on forests cover. The Global Forest Change map is the first high-resolution map of worldwide forest loss and gain. And according to their research, the former has outpaced the latter by a significant margin: a global loss of 2.3 million square kilometres (shown in red) and a gain of just 800,000 square kilometres of new forest (shown in blue).

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