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As coast erodes, names wiped off the map

As coast erodes, names wiped off the map | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ For decades, south Louisiana residents have watched coastal landmarks disappear as erosion worsened and the Gulf of Mexico marched steadily inward.”
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The Rights and Wrongs of Slum Tourism

The Rights and Wrongs of Slum Tourism | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ Researchers are heading to Dharavi, Mumbai, to study the impact of slum tours on the residents.”
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Geography in the News: Polio Returns with Tenacity - National Geographic

Geography in the News: Polio Returns with Tenacity - National Geographic | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“Geography in the News: Polio Returns with Tenacity National Geographic Just as the eradication of the crippling polio disease seemed within reach, it is advancing again and new questions are rising.”
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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!”
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As coast erodes, names wiped off the map

As coast erodes, names wiped off the map | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ For decades, south Louisiana residents have watched coastal landmarks disappear as erosion worsened and the Gulf of Mexico marched steadily inward.”
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17 Facts About China That Raise an Eyebrow or two | Curious? Read

17 Facts About China That Raise an Eyebrow or two | Curious? Read | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ A entertainment website of interesting post about Technology, Science, Health, Funny, Odd and Strange.”
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World's Hurricane Tracks

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"170 Years of the World’s Hurricane Tracks on One Dark and Stormy Map."
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A breathing Earth

A breathing Earth | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
"Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the tremendous folks of the NASA Visible Earth team, I downloaded the twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth ("Blue Marble Next Generation") at each month of the year. I wrapped them into some fun projections then stitched them together into a couple animated gifs..."
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11 Shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos

11 Shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ With Google Earth's sliding time-lapse tool, you'll see the shocking effects of bustling development, natural disasters, explosions and terror attacks.”
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A Century of Soccer Migration

A Century of Soccer Migration | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“The map above tracks the international migrations of a very specialized population—professional soccer players—since 1900. The tabs on the right let you isolate particular seasons or countries.”
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11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
"All maps face the challenge of making the globe appear to scale in two dimensions. Most, like the traditional Mercator projection, keep either size or shape consistent — not both — which skews our perception of continents and countries one way or the other. But when you compare square mileage, a whole new world appears. Inspired by this map of Africa's true size from German graphic designer Kai Krause, we created 11 map overlays to open your eyes to some real geography."
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The World's Newest Island, Niijima

The World's Newest Island, Niijima | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“Where there once was no land, now there is.”
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Seas may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming: report

Seas may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming: report | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ Sea levels rose by 17 cm last century and the rate has accelerated to more than 3 mm a year, says IPCC”
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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!”
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Are You Worldly Enough To Ace This Geography Quiz? - Huffington Post

Are You Worldly Enough To Ace This Geography Quiz? - Huffington Post | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“Are You Worldly Enough To Ace This Geography Quiz? Huffington Post Sure, you can point your own country and a few others out on a map, but just how far can you go? How well do you actually know the world you live in?”
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The Rights and Wrongs of Slum Tourism

The Rights and Wrongs of Slum Tourism | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ Researchers are heading to Dharavi, Mumbai, to study the impact of slum tours on the residents.”
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Seas may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming: report

Seas may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming: report | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ Sea levels rose by 17 cm last century and the rate has accelerated to more than 3 mm a year, says IPCC”
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Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital

Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
"Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record submerged more than half the capital Tuesday, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response for a second day."
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Seeing America From This Perspective Makes Me Feel Like A Total Heel

Seeing America From This Perspective Makes Me Feel Like A Total Heel | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ Things that matter. Pass 'em on.”
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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“ Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. But it gets even crazier who when you see who controls the money.”
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What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“What could be the worst tidal surge in six decades has swamped parts of the U.K. but not London, thanks to the miraculous Barrier.”
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The World's Newest Island, Niijima

The World's Newest Island, Niijima | Amazing Geography | Scoop.it
“Where there once was no land, now there is.”
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