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Should I boycott gigs because of their massive carbon footprints?

Should I boycott gigs because of their massive carbon footprints? | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
We all know the stories of vast road crews, fleets of HGVs and planes jetting rock stars round the globe. This can't be green. Should I stop going to gigs?
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The mothers fighting back against birth intervention

The mothers fighting back against birth intervention | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
During labour, women feel under severe pressure when doctors and midwives bully them into medical interventions they do not want. Louise Carpenter reports on the mothers starting to fight back
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Wild Horses Are Running Out of Room Off the Range

Wild Horses Are Running Out of Room Off the Range | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The question of what to do with horses who roam the rural West has confounded the federal government for decades.
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A disastrous school trip to the Hebrides: readers' travel writing competition 2012

A disastrous school trip to the Hebrides: readers' travel writing competition 2012 | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Stuart Winter, winner of the my crap holiday category, recalls a school field trip to Scotland where everything that could possibly go wrong did
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Using Facebook to Announce Bad News

Using Facebook to Announce Bad News | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Some say that breaking bad news on Facebook helps both sufferers and their friends, while others find it an inappropriate way to reveal events like divorces.
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Middle-Earth gets a Geological Makeover

Middle-Earth gets a Geological Makeover | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
"As if J. R. R. Tolkien wasn’t brilliant enough with his creation of Middle-Earth, it appears that using his numerous maps and illustrations provided, supplemented by observations from within the texts themselves, a geological reconstruction can be achieved! I recently came across this old article from the Proceedings of the J. R. R. Tolkien Centenary Conference, Oxford, England, 1992, and figured it was worth sharing."
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"As many Lord of the Rings fans prepare for the release of the new Hobbit movie, I wanted to share two things that might be of interest.  First this article is linked to a geologic 'reconstruction' of Middle Earth.  Added to this is this fabulous Middle Earth Map Dress (complete with the traveling cloak collar, the Tengwar script on the belt and hem, and the matching clutch with the one ring). "


Why are do we study geography?  As Samwise Gamgee reminded us, we need to remember “that there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.” 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 13, 2012 8:57 AM

As many Lord of the Rings fans prepare for the release of the new Hobbit movie, I wanted to share two things that might be of interest.  First this article is linked to a geologic 'reconstruction' of Middle Earth.  Added to this is this fabulous Middle Earth Map Dress (complete with the traveling cloak collar, the Tengwar script on the belt and hem, and the matching clutch with the one ring). 


Why are do we study geography?  As Samwise Gamgee reminded us, we need to remember “that there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.” 

Danielle Boucher's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:51 PM

Brilliant!

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This Is How Professors Are Using Social Media - Edudemic

This Is How Professors Are Using Social Media - Edudemic | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The amount of technology available to professors is at unheard of levels. So let's figure out how professors are using social media!
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Wirtschaftswachstum: Bulgariens Boom ist trügerisch

Wirtschaftswachstum: Bulgariens Boom ist trügerisch | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Sofia brüstet sich mit niedrigen Staatsschulden und einer wachsenden Wirtschaft. Doch als Vorbild taugt es kaum.
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10 Jahre Creative Commons: Lizenzen werden bald auch für Laien besser verständlich sein

10 Jahre Creative Commons: Lizenzen werden bald auch für Laien besser verständlich sein | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Die nächste Version der Creative-Commons-Lizenzen soll den "Hack des urheberrechtlichen Maximalschutzes" weiter erleichtern. Ein Ausblick von John H.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook pledges to shift production of some Macs to US

Apple CEO Tim Cook pledges to shift production of some Macs to US | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Cook says Apple will build some lines in US and not China and admits it 'screwed up' when it dumped Google's maps for its own...
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Archäologie in der Türkei: Tourismus und Nationalstolz - taz.de

Archäologie in der Türkei: Tourismus und Nationalstolz - taz.de | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Die Türkei will stärkeren kommerziellen Nutzen aus ihren antiken Stätten ziehen. Ausländischen Archäologen werden jedoch die Grabungslizenzen verweigert.
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Following 'Geography Education'

Following 'Geography Education' | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:34 PM

A great interactive map to learn about different regions of the world.

chris tobin's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:35 PM

This is a really cool map from class

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:07 AM

This site collects interesting sites on Geography Teaching. It is anticipated that there will also be articles on differentiation which could assist teachers to present Geography in an inclusive way.

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Let's stop this mindless tree planting

Let's stop this mindless tree planting | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Heavy-handed tree planting creates a dull, uniform woodland that does nothing to tackle habitat loss, argues Andy Byfield
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Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste

Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Grand Designs' model ecohouse to be rebuilt in Brighton city centre using local construction and industrial waste
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You Want Another Index? Here We Go with INNOVATION!

You Want Another Index? Here We Go with INNOVATION! | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
By Renard Teipelke There is probably no index missing in the profession (and obsession) of ranking cities. One index that was recently mentioned in the UN-Habitat State of the World Cities Report 2...
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Let's move to Exmoor, Somerset and Devon

Let's move to Exmoor, Somerset and Devon | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
It's where lush valleys meet a roaring coastline, says Tom Dyckhoff
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The Middle East’s Surprising Appetite for Oil

The Middle East’s Surprising Appetite for Oil | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
CFR experts examine the science and foreign policy surrounding climate change, energy, and nuclear security.

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"Most everyone knows about the importance of Middle Eastern oil to the global economy and how that impacts geopolitics.  What isn't well-known is that the Middle East's own demand for oil has been increasing as their wealth and standard of living has been rising.  This chart does not show the amount of oil consumption, but the "energy intensity."  This is the amount of energy (often oil) used to produce a unit of GDP for a country's economy.  

 

Questions to Ponder: How will this change oil-producing countries economic development in the future?  How does this make us re-assess these economies?  Does this impact how we think about climate change issues?"

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:38 PM

Most everyone knows about the importance of Middle Eastern oil to the global economy and how that impacts geopolitics.  What isn't well-known is that the Middle East's own demand for oil has been increasing as their wealth and standard of living has been rising.  This chart does not show the amount of oil consumption, but the "energy intensity."  This is the amount of energy (often oil) used to produce a unit of GDP for a country's economy.  


Questions to Ponder: How will this change oil-producing countries economic development in the future?  How does this make us re-assess these economies?  Does this impact how we think about climate change issues?

 

Tags: energy, resources, Middle East, development.

Seth Dixon's comment, December 12, 2012 3:07 PM
In essence, this is measuring "how many miles per gallon" your economy is getting.
Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:49 PM

Many people are well-aware of the Middle East's important part in the world oil market, but many fail to realize that this region consumes more oil than any other. Government subsidized oil prices combined with a rising economy spurring increased population growth and development makes parts of this region thirsty for petroleum. Cars are becoming more popular and as areas develop, electricity is being produced by the direct burning of fossil fuels. Meanwhile, countries like Saudi Arabia continue producing massive amounts of oil. This natural resource is what is going to shape this region in the upcoming years, providing major economic development that may trickle down to the people. 

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Time-Space Compression

Time-Space Compression | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
In this age of fast travel and instant digital communications, we tend to forget that not so long ago, distances were subjectively very different.

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"This series of maps shows the great leaps and bounds that were made during the 19th century in transportation technology in the United States.  This impacted population settlement, economic interactions and functionally made the great distances seem smaller.  This is what many call the time-space compression; the friction of distance is diminished as communication and transportation technologies improve.  

 

Questions to Ponder: When someone says they live "10 minutes away," what does that say about how we think about distance, transportation infrastructure and time?  How is geography still relevant in a world where distance appears to becoming less of a factor?  "

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 14, 2012 4:17 PM

This series of maps shows the great leaps and bounds that were made during the 19th century in transportation technology in the United States.  This impacted population settlement, economic interactions and functionally made the great distances seem smaller.  This is what many call the time-space compression; the friction of distance is diminished as communication and transportation technologies improve.  


Questions to Ponder: When someone says they live "10 minutes away," what does that say about how we think about distance, transportation infrastructure and time?  How is geography still relevant in a world where distance appears to becoming less of a factor?  

 

Tags: transportation, models, globalization, diffusion.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, November 1, 2014 7:54 PM

With the development of modern equipment useful in maneuvering around the world, the time it took those living in the 1800's has been reduced to getting anywhere around the world with time spanning from 30- 24hrs. This of course has been made possible due to the development of roads, better boating constructions and air travel.

Michael Mazo's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:12 PM

Since 1800 the rate of travel has increased exponentially through the years. From the very beginning of travel, it would take close to a week just to get from the east coast to the middle of the United States. Through the use of railroads we have overcome the "time" factor and essentially eliminated it from playing a role in the way we travel. Today's advances in transportation has made seeing others much easier and most importantly it has developed a connected world that allows for transport of goods and services possible to such an extent that as citizens of the United states we are able to access almost anything we need from a day to day basis. A technology like this will continue to expand and grow to make the life of people that much easier.

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The Italians who want to be Austrian

The Italians who want to be Austrian | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
It is Italy's richest province, and has been part of the country for almost 100 years - but some in South Tyrol just do not feel fully Italian.
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Prime copertine di grandi riviste

Prime copertine di grandi riviste | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it

Da quella dell'Economist a quelle di Vogue, Wired, Playboy, Internazionale, The National Geographic, Vanity Fair e molte altre...

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Out of the Blue and Into the Black : Feature Articles

The night is nowhere near as dark as most of us think. In fact, the Earth is never really dark; it twinkles with lights from humans and nature.
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Nokia Maps digitise city streets

Nokia Maps digitise city streets | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Nokia reveals its efforts to digitise the world as it faces a mapping arms race against Google and others.
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How’s life? Mapping Happiness

How’s life? Mapping Happiness | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
by Hans Pul Where is the happiest place in New York? The above diagram maps “happiness” in the city based on the content of geotagged tweets. The diagram is structured according Manhatt...
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The ‘economic graph’ and the future of employment

The ‘economic graph’ and the future of employment | A Geography Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Could the “economic graph” be the secret to creating a network where data matched every job-seeker with their ideal employer?
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