A Gallery of Contrasts Along International Borders

We may think of borders as merely invisible lines on maps, but over time these ‘imaginary’ lines can become very real indeed. Countries regulate (or fail to regulate) the usage of their lands in very different ways. US astronaut and former NASA Chief Scientist John Grunsfeld remarked earlier this year how the differences in land…

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Ice Hockey in Unlikely Places

With the end of the 2010-11 National Hockey League season yesterday (the first Stanley Cup championship since 1972 for the victorious Boston Bruins; a few million dollars of riot-inflicted damage in the losing city of Vancouver), I felt it was time to write an (ice) hockey-related geography article (mostly because it was something pseudo-constructive to…

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