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Earth Hour: Mapping global energy consumption

Author image - Laura Lilienthalby Laura Lilienthal on

Click the image above to view a larger map Have you heard of "Earth Hour" - when hundreds of millions of people all across the planet turn off their lights for one hour, on the same night? It's all happening tomorrow. As confirmed map fanatics, we decided we had to create a map to do our part for the cause! Earth Hour is all about appreciating the world we live in, and doing our part in preserving our planet's future....

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The Irish in the United States

Author image - Laura Lilienthalby Laura Lilienthal on

Today, an estimated 80 million people people claim Irish nationality, heritage or descent – more than 17 times larger than the actual population of the Republic of Ireland, and more than 12 times the combined population of Northern Ireland and the Republic! Many members of the Irish diaspora made (and continue to make) their way to the United States – the fabled land of opportunity. Well-known Americans like the Kennedys, Ronald Reagan, Conan O’Brien and even current US President Barack...

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New map: Irish placenames around the world

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Click the map above to view a larger version Did you know that if your town or city begins or ends with "bally", "derry", "rath" or "shan", that the placename is likely to be Irish in origin? Many Irish placenames (often anglicised versions of the original Irish names) travelled with Irish emigrants as they left home to seek new opportunities all over the world. As a result, many settlements were named after Ireland's larger cities and towns. We've mapped 6...

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New map: Women’s suffrage, in honour of International Women’s Day

Author image - Laura Lilienthalby Laura Lilienthal on

Today is International Women's Day - a day when people around the world celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements. A big part of what this date also marks is the achievement of the women's suffrage movement: bringing women the right to vote. In honour of this, we've created maps to show when women received the right to vote and run for office*. The first map (above) displays the decade in which women received the right to vote. New Zealand...

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