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Where No Google Buses Go

Pueblo Lands

For every word written about the gentrification and displacement that is tearing San Francisco apart, there should be ten words written about the the poverty, environmental racism, and financial predation battering the smaller industrial cities of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. In suburban hinterlands north and east of Silicon Valley and San Francisco are the bankrupted municipalities of the Sacramento Delta and Carquinez Straight. We’re talking Stockton and Vallejo. Even closer are other cities devastated by the economic crisis, places like San Pablo, or Richmond from where you can see the rising skyline of San Francisco across the Bay, growing with towers of luxury apartments as it is.

Black and Latino residents have already been pushed to the fringes of San Francisco, both geographically and in the employment ranks of the new tech-centric economy. Fleets of Silicon Valley company buses that clog San Francisco’s streets picking up and dropping off…

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Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View

J.W.

TwistedSifter

 

In their ongoing quest to map the world, Google Street View has documented over 5 million miles (8.05 million km) of the globe in over 50 countries on 7 continents.

In their Street View Collections series, Google has also ventured off the beaten path to explore unique destinations around the world such as: The Galapagos Islands, The Grand Canyon, underwater into the Oceans and even inside some of the world’s most famous art galleries and museums.

The Street View team recently visited Antarctica, Earth’s southernmost continent. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) in thickness. On average, it is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent. [source]

The team visited famous landmarks like the ceremonial south pole, Scott’s Hut and of course penguin…

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