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Mississippi and West Virginia are officially the fattest states in America 

Earlier this month, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual report, the State of Obesity — and there isn’t much good news: Not only is the country growing more obese every year, there are regional pockets and socioeconomic groups where the problem is exceptionally bad.
According to the report, there isn’t a single U.S. state where the adult obesity rate is below 20%. Twenty states have an obesity rate greater than 30%, and, on average, 34.9% of Americans are obese while 68.5% are either obese or overweight. 
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micdotcom:

Mississippi and West Virginia are officially the fattest states in America 

Earlier this month, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual report, the State of Obesity — and there isn’t much good news: Not only is the country growing more obese every year, there are regional pockets and socioeconomic groups where the problem is exceptionally bad.

According to the report, there isn’t a single U.S. state where the adult obesity rate is below 20%. Twenty states have an obesity rate greater than 30%, and, on average, 34.9% of Americans are obese while 68.5% are either obese or overweight. 

But location isn’t the only factor here | Follow micdotcom

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How The Temperature In Each State Has Changed In The Last 118 Years

We often hear temperature changes explained on a global scale, but just how are those changes playing out in your local temperatures? This calculator answers that question for every American state.

The new tool is the work of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. Using data on average temperatures collected since 1895, you can look at how average, maximum, and minimum temperatures have shifted.”

Via io9

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These Richly Detailed Maps Give the Modern World a Victorian Twist
“Wouldn’t we all love to live in a city where floating dirigibles shared the horizon alongside the glass towers of our modern skylines? Such is the wild world featured in the highly complex, geographically accurate illustrations of Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams, whose maps are part of an exhibition for the London Design Festival that opened today.”
Via Gizmodo

These Richly Detailed Maps Give the Modern World a Victorian Twist

Wouldn’t we all love to live in a city where floating dirigibles shared the horizon alongside the glass towers of our modern skylines? Such is the wild world featured in the highly complex, geographically accurate illustrations of Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams, whose maps are part of an exhibition for the London Design Festival that opened today.”

Via Gizmodo

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Map Shows All of the Ways You Could Get Around Alaska in 1909
“This map of Alaska in 1909 shows all of the transportation and communication infrastructure in the territory at that early date: wagon roads, sled roads, pack trails, railroads, telegraph lines, and even some telephone lines. Wireless stations are noted; the 107-mile wireless radio connection across Norton Sound gets a special mention.

In the nineteenth century, native Alaskans and Russian settlers used the centuries-old tribal network of pack and dog trails. The 1896 discovery of gold in the Klondike turned the attention of American businessmen and developers north. Soon, the government took charge of developing infrastructure in the territory. “
Learn More at Slate’s The Vault

Map Shows All of the Ways You Could Get Around Alaska in 1909

This map of Alaska in 1909 shows all of the transportation and communication infrastructure in the territory at that early date: wagon roads, sled roads, pack trails, railroads, telegraph lines, and even some telephone lines. Wireless stations are noted; the 107-mile wireless radio connection across Norton Sound gets a special mention.

In the nineteenth century, native Alaskans and Russian settlers used the centuries-old tribal network of pack and dog trails. The 1896 discovery of gold in the Klondike turned the attention of American businessmen and developers north. Soon, the government took charge of developing infrastructure in the territory. “

Learn More at Slate’s The Vault

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Demand for agricultural products drives ‘shock’ tree loss in tropical forests
“Around five football fields of tropical forest have been illegally cleared every minute between 2000 and 2012 according to a new report.
The authors say that consumer demand in Europe and the US for beef, leather and timber is driving these losses.
The vast majority of this illegal deforestation for commercial agriculture took place in Brazil and Indonesia.”
Via BBC News

Demand for agricultural products drives ‘shock’ tree loss in tropical forests

Around five football fields of tropical forest have been illegally cleared every minute between 2000 and 2012 according to a new report.

The authors say that consumer demand in Europe and the US for beef, leather and timber is driving these losses.

The vast majority of this illegal deforestation for commercial agriculture took place in Brazil and Indonesia.”

Via BBC News

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