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[ISL] Four islands links: Puerto Rico, Ireland, Prince Edward Island, Okinoshima

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  • The New York Times suggests that the proper death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico alone may be more than a thousand, not the official toll of 62.
  • Mary Fitzgerald at Open Democracy looks at how Ireland, North and South, may have fatally undermined the May government and the Brexit project.
  • Tamara Khandaker at VICE reports the predictable news that Prince Edward Island plans to permit the legal sale of marijuana through stores run by the monopolistic liquor corporation, like the larger Ontario.
  • Jonathan Kaiman reports on Okinoshima, a sacred island in Japan whose keepers fear increased attention will threaten the location’s very nature.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Architectuul considers the humanizing potential of brutalism in the context of a London filled with impersonal skyscrapers.
  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait looks at the ways the habitable-zone super-Earths of K2-18 reveal our solar system to be exceptional.
  • Centauri Dreams notes evidence for active plate tectonics in the ice crust of Europa, suggesting an ocean being replenished with nutrients and possibly suitable for life.
  • D-Brief notes the sourcing of the iron in the artifacts of the Bronze Act in meteorites.
  • Daily JSTOR reports on how Hollywood coped during the Red Scare of the 1950s.
  • Dangerous Minds notes the exciting discovery of tapes recording Devo jamming with David Bowie and Brian Eno.
  • Cody Delistraty considers if the restitution of artworks looted from once-colonized territories might not be a cheap substitute for deeper changes.
  • Language Hat shares a student essay comparing, during the First World War, the United States’ campaign against German and the German campaign against French.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money argues against a British nostalgia for monarchy and empire that overlooks the real injustices perpetrated at Britain’s imperial peak.
  • Lingua Franca notes the remarkable power of the #metoo movement.
  • The LRB Blog notes the exceptional complexity of the issue of Jerusalem, especially after Trump’s actions.
  • The Map Room Blog shares links to a variety of maps of the Halifax Explosion and its effects.
  • The NYR Daily looks at some of the legacies of the Salvadoran civil war.
  • Peter Watts makes an argument in favour of the dystopia in contemporary science fiction.
  • The Planetary Society Blog’s Emily Lakdawalla reports that South Korea is planning its first Moon expedition for 2020.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes that Argentina, at its peak, offered as good or even better chances for social mobility for immigrants than the United States.
  • Peter Rukavina shares a photograph showing the electronic system used by defunct Charlottetown nightclub Myron’s for dispensing drinks.
  • Towleroad reports on one consequence of Australia’s acceptance of gay marriage: Will Calvin Harris remix the Spice Girls song “2 Become 1”, as he promised?
  • Window on Eurasia shares a list of eight reasons explaining why Finland was unique in the former Russian Empire in maintaining its independence from Moscow.

[NEWS] Five notes from islands: Fogo and Newfoundland, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Just Enough Island, PEI

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    Jessica Leeder reports on how, with the fragile recovery of the Newfoundland cod fisheries, Fogo Island is investigating the fisheries’ new potential, over at The Globe and Mail.

  • This Atlas Obscura feature takes a look at the endangered Puerto Rico parrot, the iguaca, facing dire conditions after Hurricane Maria.
  • Gerry Lynch makes the argument that, by torpedoing the Brexit agreement, the DUP and the Unionists have set the stage for eventual Irish reunification, over at Slugger O’Toole.
  • Atlas Obscura takes a quick look at Just Enough Island, one of the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence between Ontario and New York literally just big enough to support a cottage and two chairs in the front.
  • √Čric Grenier suggests that, after the Green Party’s Hannah Bell won a byelection in Charlottetown, the Green Party should look to Atlantic Canada for breakthroughs, over at CBC.

[PHOTO] Seven photos of Prince Edward Island from the air (#pei)

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Aerial flight is as close as I’ll likely get to spaceflight in my life. Ascending over Prince Edward Island this July, this flight travelling north of Charlottetown and flying along the north shore past Malpeque Bay to Toronto, the Island was laid out below me as if it was a map, recognizable shapes distorted by height and angles. If some of these shots are not as sharp as we might like, forgive me; I could not ask the pilot to stop, or to go back.

Prince Edward Island from the air (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #aerial #hillsboroughriver #airplane #latergram

Prince Edward Island from the air (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #aerial #tracadiebay #airplane #latergram

Prince Edward Island from the air (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #aerial #rusticobay #airplane #latergram

Prince Edward Island from the air (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #rusticobay #northrusticoharbour #aerial #airplane #latergram

Prince Edward Island from the air (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #aerial #malpequebay #airplane #latergram

Prince Edward Island from the air (6) #pei #princeedwardisland #aerial #malpequebay #airplane #latergram

Prince Edward Island from the air (7) #pei #princeedwardisland #aerial #airplane #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

[NEWS] Five links about population in small centres: education, Ontario, Atlantic Canada

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  • Noah Smith at Bloomberg notes that universities, and other centres of higher education, can play a critical role in keeping small centres alive, in the US and elsewhere.
  • Michelle McQuigge notes that the northern Ontario town of Smooth Rock Falls has seen success attracting potential new residents with sales of land for cheap, for the Canadian Press.
  • Jessica Leeder tells the sad story about how the politics of a community radio station in Newfoundland’s Bell Island tore the community apart, over at The Globe and Mail.
  • CBC notes that the influx of Syrian refugees to Nova Scotia has reversed a trend of population decline. Will it last? More here.
  • The government of Prince Edward Island has an ambitious strategy to boost the Island’s population, through immigration, to 160 thousand by 2022. More here.

[PHOTO] Six photos of a dawn departure from Charlottetown Airport, PEI (#pei)

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I love the electric blue that pervades these scenes.

Mirrored in the window #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #window #mirror #dawn #latergram

Airplanes on tarmac #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #airplane #tarmac #latergram

Looking back #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #airplane #tarmac #latergram

Dawn #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #latergram

Another Derek Jarman blue #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #derekjarman #latergram

Boarding #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #airplane #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

[PHOTO] Down to Rollo Bay, PEI

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Rollo Bay at low tide can be a magical place to visit.

Down to Rollo Bay (1a) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #lowtide #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #lowtide #latergram

Down to Rollo Bay (6) #pei #princeedwardisland #rollobay #lowtide #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 18, 2017 at 9:30 am