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32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps

32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Maps reinvented artistically. Clearly you can create a map from anything! check out the meat map and the coin map!
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The forgotten conflicts - BBC News

The forgotten conflicts - BBC News | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
With focus on the conflict in Syria and Iraq, the world is failing to take notice of other conflicts and uprisings which are taking place.
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"Another study looking at six conflicts worldwide in 2012 - in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen - found that the majority of armed/insurgent groups involved had a jihadist ideology."

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Kiribati man's bid to be first climate change refugee rejected

Kiribati man's bid to be first climate change refugee rejected | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
A Kiribati man who aiming to become the world's first climate change refugee faces deportation from New Zealand after a court rejected his appeal.
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World Population Day

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In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme of this year's World Population Day is Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies.
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Where Children Sleep: Portraits From Around The World

Where Children Sleep: Portraits From Around The World | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Photographer James Mollison is of the mind that a child's bedroom speaks volumes about his or her circumstances.
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This will make you look at your own situation and reflect.

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World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Oxford Internet Institute has visualised Earth’s online population, showing web usage concentrated in Europe and North America
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The World’s Largest Dairy Farm Will Be Home to 100,000 Cows

The World’s Largest Dairy Farm Will Be Home to 100,000 Cows | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Alienated by the Ukraine conflict, Russia is partnering with China on a major milk operation.
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Agricultural Geopolitics?  The most intriguing thing about this massive dairy farm is the reason for its creation. 

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The Pizza Belt: the Most Important Pizza Theory You'll Read

The Pizza Belt: the Most Important Pizza Theory You'll Read | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Recently, the subject of the varying quality of pizza by region has been raised, thanks in part to discussions of Washington, D.C., which has been accused, disparagingly and incorrectly, of being unable 'to produce a single decent slice of pizza.'  Any major metropolitan area can, with sufficient strength of will and character, and a good source of filtered water, produce a "single decent slice of pizza." (Or, speaking more accurately, a single decent pizzeria.)  Similarly, pointing to single restaurants and pizzerias is not an adequate rebuttal to charges of poor overall pizza production. The ability to support a single decent pizzeria should be regarded not as a point of pride but, if anything, as the bare minimum for qualification as an American city.


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Of course this isn't objectively quantifiable and it's clearly biased; so what?  I still like it. 

Christopher L. Story's curator insight, July 9, 7:54 AM

Notice, no mention of Chicago.

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The Eurozone is a political project, not an economic one

If you try to understand the Eurozone as an economic policy idea you'll quickly start to see that it's a pretty stupid idea. That will lead naturally to the conclusion that its architects were stupid people, and that the policymakers in Brussels and Frankfurt who oversee it today are also stupid people. And if you try to understand everything that's going on through the lens of stupid people doing stupid things, you'll end up misunderstanding the situation.
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Erdogan’s colossal dinner table inspires a stream of Turkish memes

Erdogan’s colossal dinner table inspires a stream of Turkish memes | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
It is pretty big, to be fair.
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Can't read most captions but you'll get the idea.

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More car manufacturing jobs move south -- to Mexico

More car manufacturing jobs move south -- to Mexico | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
The auto industry is looking south for new factories, and the farther south, the better. Canada is struggling when it comes to retaining auto jobs, the U.S. is a house divided with most of the new automotive
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Officials Estimate Nearly Half A Million Migrants Await The Journey To Europe

Officials Estimate Nearly Half A Million Migrants Await The Journey To Europe | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Nearly 6,000 migrants were rescued after attempting to make it to Europe from North Africa. A British naval officer says there are indications that as many as 500,000 migrants could be waiting in Libya for the means to make the crossing.
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The Biggest U.S. Population Gains Are In Drought-Stricken Counties

The Biggest U.S. Population Gains Are In Drought-Stricken Counties | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Smart planning will be crucial to sustainable growth.
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Pope Francis apologizes for church's "sins" against indigenous peoples

Pope Francis apologizes for church's "sins" against indigenous peoples | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
During visit to Bolivia, Pope Francis urges "the lowly, the exploited, the poor and underprivileged" to be the promoters of global change
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21 Incredible Photos Of The Places Where One Country Ends And Another Begins

21 Incredible Photos Of The Places Where One Country Ends And Another Begins | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
National borders can change very drastically awfully quickly, and when you see the actual borders you can usually tell a lot about the two (or more) countries there.
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Great example of political geography: borders and boundaries.

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Worldpress.org - World News From World Newspapers

Worldpress.org - World News From World Newspapers | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
World News From World Newspapers, Blogs and Magazines
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This is a good resource for finding articles from news sources in other countries.  It also has country profiles.

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.
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UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says
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Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border

Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
On July 31st India and Bangladesh will exchange 162 parcels of land, each of which happens to lie on the wrong side of the Indo-Bangladesh border. The end of these enclaves follows an agreement made between India and Bangladesh on June 6th. The territories along the world’s craziest border include the pièce de résistance of strange geography: the world’s only “counter-counter-enclave”: a patch of India surrounded by Bangladeshi territory, inside an Indian enclave within Bangladesh. How did the enclaves come into existence?The enclaves are invisible on most maps; most are invisible on the ground too. But they became an evident problem for their 50,000-odd inhabitants with the emergence of passport and visa controls. Independent India and Bangladesh—part of Pakistan until 1971—each refused to let the other administer its exclaves, leaving their people effectively stateless.According to Reece Jones, a political geographer, the plots were cut from larger territories by treaties signed in 1711 and 1713 between the maharaja of Cooch Behar and the Mughal emperor in Delhi, bringing to an end a series of minor wars.It was partition, the division of India and Pakistan, that turned the enclaves into a no-man’s-land. The Hindu maharaja of Cooch Behar chose to join India in 1949 and he brought with him the ex-Mughal, ex-British possessions he inherited. Enclaves on the other side of the new border were swallowed (but not digested) by East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh.

 

Tags: borders, geopolitics, political, India, South Asia, Bangladesh.


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Unraveling The Mystery Of A Rice Revolution

Unraveling The Mystery Of A Rice Revolution | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
An economist wanted to find out why some farmers in the developing world were abandoning a new way of growing rice that increases yields while reducing the need for seeds and water.
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Why are we so reliant on air conditioning? (It's not just climate change, it's bad design)

Why are we so reliant on air conditioning? (It's not just climate change, it's bad design) | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Air conditioners have made architects lazy, and we've forgotten how to design houses that might work without it.
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The Best Cities For Millennials In 2015

The Best Cities For Millennials In 2015 | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Each year, a new group of college graduates begin the hunt for jobs across the country and, in many cases, prepare to begin their professional lives in a new city. At the same time, those who’ve signed leases the previous year consider staying put or trying their luck in a new city with a differen
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Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries

Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
For developing nations, more people can exacerbate current problems.
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Young, Seeking Change Over Ideology, Power Right Wing in Poland - NYTimes.com

Young, Seeking Change Over Ideology, Power Right Wing in Poland - NYTimes.com | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
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Kurdish Party Wins Record Number Of Seats In Turkish Parliament

Kurdish Party Wins Record Number Of Seats In Turkish Parliament | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, about the rise of the Kurds in Turkey and the recent elections.
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Great piece about the Kurds gaining strength and recognition in Turkey.

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