Fondation Nicolas Hulot For the past 40 years I have been travelling the world, a witness to its slow destruction. I have decided to become a player in its reconstruction. To share my belief and my rallying call, I wrote Osons. 12 concrete propositions to the attention of the States and an appeal to everybody to put pressure on their decisions. Together, let’s call on the Heads of State to address the challenges posed by climate change. 47.46,6 In order to save data consumption Flightradar24 web page times out after 30 minutes. Please reload the web page to get another 30 minutes. Or get a Flightradar24 Premium subscription and Flightradar24.com will not time-out again! This map shows the construction of every submarine internet cable in the world — Quartz When you’re in a hurry, simply impatient, or trying to avoid whoever’s walking down the corridor, repeatedly jabbing the close button on elevator doors can feel like an effective way to speed things up. But, in truth, it’s just for show. Manufacturers know that riders like to press this button, but it simply doesn’t make doors close any faster. Karen Penafiel, executive director of the National Elevator Industry trade group, told the New York Times that the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act rendered the close button obsolete. The law states that elevator doors have to remain open long enough for those using crutches, a cane, or wheelchair to enter.
‘MTN twice the size of Tanzania’s economy’ Published on 10 June 2014 By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba Mobile operator MTN's market cap is almost twice the size of East African nation Tanzania’s gross domestic product (GDP), an expert has said. Detroit by Air You can learn a lot about a place by seeing it from the air. I’m a pilot and an aerial photographer; I am also trained as an architect. I’ve always been interested in how the natural and constructed worlds work together, and sometimes collide. Issues like income inequality also reveal themselves quickly from above, and in Detroit and the surrounding area, the stark contrast between the haves and the have-nots couldn’t be more apparent.
25 Superhero Baseball Roster: The Marvel Excelsiors! We are live at Kirby Stadium for Opening Day of the 2013 baseball season. Marvel has had a rough off-season, what with invasion by Ultron, the Skrulls, and something to do with Galactus, but the heroes didn’t balk and now we have BASEBALL! So, without further delay, here are the 25 men Marvel will field this year by position. 1B: The Thing (Ben Grimm) Drafted by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (1961) Coming up with the Da Yancy Street Hooligans, this veteran got off to a rocky career start but he’s become a stalwart of Marvel’s infield.
131 - US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs by Frank Jacobs Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a convenient way of measuring and comparing the size of national economies. Annual GDP represents the market value of all goods and services produced within a country in a year. Put differently: GDP = consumption + investment + government spending + (exports – imports) Carnet de recherche / Villes en voie d'extinction SHRINKING CITIES: Buffalo NY, Youngstown OH, and of course Detroit MI are three textbook examples of contracting cities in America. Much of their populations emigrated, due to the collapse or outsourcing of a key local industries. As noted by Johnny Magdaleno in his recent article in Next City (23 September 2016), planners are still figuring out how to reverse the outflow or at least dull its economic impact on those who’ve stayed behind.For her co-authored new book Shrinking Cities: Understanding Urban Design in the United States, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, a geography professor at University at Buffalo, and three other geographers spent two years researching the phenomenon.