Evan Litwin (UMass): The Climate Diaspora: Indo-Pacific Emigration from Small Island Developing States. A review of Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World by Larrie D Ferreiro. An interview with James P. Delgado, director of the Maritime Heritage Program at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Tim De Chant on the curious relationship between place names and population density. A sinking feeling: A cautionary tale about life in Nauru, a place with hard ecological limits. An interactive visualization of the Demic Atlas is now available on the website of the Stanford Spatial History Project. Why deep-sea rare-Earth metals will stay right where they are — for now. Against geopolitical and engineering odds, plans emerge to build a Red Sea bridge. Let's investigate some of the more suspicious-sounding islands out there and see whether they live up to their altogether uninviting toponyms. A review of Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge by John Gimlette (and more). The lost container cruise: Scientists set sail to study the impact of the tens of thousands of shipping containers that litter the ocean floor. Mauritius is the land where they don’t kill the geese that lay the golden eggs. That map's all wrong for you: Welcome to the world of cartographic errors, misjudgments and deceptions. A review of The Sea: A Cultural History by John Mack. Disputes over boundaries take place; territories switch hands; empires fall and names change — here are the stories behind a few of the curiosities you may find on your old maps. Stuart McMillen presents the story of St. Matthew Island. Geography Wonks for $2,500: Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings explores the world of map obsessives. A fragile island Eden: The Galapagos Islands will soon face tourism restrictions — go while you still can.

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