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Homesick Owls Confusing Airports With Arctic Tundra

Homesick Owls Confusing Airports With Arctic Tundra | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Officials worry that Arctic snowy owls landing on U.S. airport runways in record numbers are a threat to safety.
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This article shows how human development has confused these birds into thinking they are in their natural habitat but in reality the result may be tragic for the birds and humans if these birds do not move onto another location.

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The ‘America’ Map: Review of ‘A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox’

The ‘America’ Map: Review of ‘A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox’ | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
John W. Hessler’s book “A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox” saves from obscurity Johannes Schöner, a 16th-century globe maker who rescued the nation’s 1507 “birth certificate.”
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I found this interesting  because it shows how we can take history and use it to uncover and explain things today. Even something as common as the name of the continent you live on.

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Countdown to a Hotter Climate - Tropics First

Countdown to a Hotter Climate - Tropics First | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A new modeling study finds that by mid-century many places on Earth, starting in the tropics, will have a fundamentally warmer climate.
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This article gives some insight on global warming. It tells about how tempatures will increase globally starting with the tropics. This is a very real concern for us, for over time the changes may be too drastic and result in something catastrophic.

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