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No Island No Claim: The Cases of Tuvalu and Nauru

By Samuel Raphael Franco | April 5, 2010 |

In 2009, the Island of Bermeja, located in the Gulf of Mexico disappeared from site. Now, it will disappear on maps, as well.Mexico was using Bermeja to leverage a claim on oil rights in the Gulf of Mexico, after all, their state maps showed the Island as an unquestionable part of their territory.

Mining Scars & Smokestacks: Industrial Topography Illustrated in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 29, 2010 |

Our Geocurrentcast this week, aims to illustrate some of the most awe-inspriing images of the impact of industrialization. This week’s Google Earth tour looks at man’s physical impact on the surface of the earth through our thirst for mining ore, gold, boron, diamonds, uranium salt, natural gas, oil, and even the wind.The tour takes time to stop with

The Eyjafjallajokull Eruption Illustrated

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 22, 2010 |

As a companion to this post, there is a short google earth tour that will enable you to explore the eruption area in Iceland, and fly to other eruption sites of the past. To access the tour, first download Google Earth, then download this KML file, and finally double click the video icon in the

Geocurrents on Google Earth: The Gulag Archipelago Illustrated

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

The Gulag system began under Lenin as a means of ‘Re-Education through Labor,’ and was expanded exponentially under Stalin. Twenty to Thirty Million people were imprisoned in concentration camps that stretched across the whole of the Soviet Union. The Gulag system was significantly de-intensified under Nikita Kruschev in 1960, but by that time, millions had

Free Tours of Guantanamo Bay… in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 22, 2010 | One Comment

Today’s post focuses on Guantanamo Bay, and is illustrated with Google Earth. Please download a free copy of Google Earth, and then download this KML file, as an interactive accompaniment to this Geocurrents post. Guantanamo Bay was obtained by the United States following the Spanish American

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