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Illinois celebrates modern mapmaking with International GIS Day

Illinois celebrates modern mapmaking with International GIS Day
November 19, 2014

The practice of mapping started approximately 16,500 years ago in central France, where prehistoric people painted the stars in cave walls. These were humanity’s first mapmakers. Since then, cartography...

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

J. Matthis Helmick, owner of Plant Mode, holds a jar of Marimo within the business's current location in downtown Champaign on Saturday.
September 8, 2014

For most college students, lacking a green thumb and having a shrinking wallet can scare away any thought of plant ownership. However, a new pop-up business, Plant Mode, located in downtown Champaign,...

Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014

Here’s a staggering statistic for you courtesy of the Illinois Natural History Survey: Before the settlers arrived in Illinois, more than 60 percent of the state was covered in prairie — that’s about...

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