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February 14, 2013
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  Geography in Action 
  • Report tracks the supply of geospatial intelligence professionals
    The National Academy of Sciences has released a report to evaluate the future supply of individuals with expertise in fields related to geospatial intelligence. In this interview, Keith Clarke, who is in the geography department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, summarizes the impetus behind the report, titled "Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence," and its general findings. Trajectory magazine online (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Warmer temperatures lead to more worry over climate change
    Researchers have determined that changes in temperature have an impact on the number of people who are worried about climate change. "I had looked at a chart of opinion on climate change and it looked an awful lot like the chart of temperature variability over time; that's what prompted us to study this properly," said Simon Donner, an assistant professor of geography at the University of British Columbia. In particular, a one-degree increase in average temperature was linked to a 9.9% rise in the number of people who said they were concerned about climate change. The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Zimbabwe land reform: Bad tactics, good results?
    A study of land reform in the Mashonaland province of Zimbabwe suggests that the lives of smallholder farmers have improved more than expected from a redistribution program despite little government assistance since. "The suggestion that the fast-track land reform program was not an unmitigated disaster presents dilemmas about whether to accept this growing body of evidence and risk endorsing the methods used to achieve the asset transfer," said Admos Chimhowu of Manchester University. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AAG careers center to feature career development at Annual Meeting
    The AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles this April will feature a reconfigured Jobs and Careers Center. Attendees can attend panel discussions, participate in workshops and receive free career mentoring in one centralized location. Opportunities to browse job postings, network with other geographers and browse a variety of information and educational materials will also be available. Career-related sessions have been organized around four main themes and will be spotlighted on a designated day. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • L.A. conference-goers have options for family activities
    The AAG welcomes conference attendees to bring their families to explore Los Angeles. To help with trip planning, Edward Jackiewicz of California State University, Northridge, has compiled a list of family-friendly activities. Most of his ideas focus on outdoor activities because, he writes, "there is a strong likelihood it will be sunny and you'll want to be outside." Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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