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Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat

It may seem that we're living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We're not even close, says Pankaj Ghemaw...
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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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Cornrows and Cultural Appropriation: The Truth About Racial Identity Theft - TIME

Cornrows and Cultural Appropriation: The Truth About Racial Identity Theft - TIME | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
There’s a difference between honoring a culture and stealing from it
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Last week Tonight - Lessons in geography - YouTube

Last week Tonight - Lessons in geography - YouTube | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/Pu1PRyGKggI
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Europe needs many more babies to avert a population disaster

Europe needs many more babies to avert a population disaster | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Across Europe birth rates are tumbling. The net effect is a ‘perfect demographic storm’ that will imperil economic growth across the continent
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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/urbanization-and-the-future-of-cities-vance-kite About 10000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent...
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Why Geography Should Make a Comeback in K-12

Why Geography Should Make a Comeback in K-12 | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
Some educators believe that geography is subject that should go hand in hand with the STEM push.
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Poland’s people emigrate as its population flatlines - time for new policies?

Poland’s people emigrate as its population flatlines - time for new policies? | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it

Poland "is the only EU member state to avoid a recession after the financial crisis and its growth for the rest of the decade should be better than the euro zone and the OECD group of rich countries.

But one statistic adds a chill to prospects for the country that sees its future as a central European power: its population has flatlined and is starting to decline."

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Great article on population decline in many developed countries. Thanks to Evan C. for the scoop.

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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, August 5, 2:58 PM

Great article on population decline in many developed countries. Thanks to Evan C. for the scoop.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:13 AM

Great article on population decline in many developed countries. Thanks to Evan C. for the scoop.

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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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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, July 14, 12:20 PM

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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 7, 9:25 PM

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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Why an anime character can be openly gay in Japan, but you can’t

Why an anime character can be openly gay in Japan, but you can’t | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
In April, Shibuya became the first area in Tokyo — and all of Japan — to recognize same-sex marriage. But attitudes on LGBT rights are just starting to change in Japan and one startup is trying to push that conversation forward.
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How tens of thousands of migrants could help save Europe

How tens of thousands of migrants could help save Europe | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
A Serbian official suggests refugees currently journeying through her country should settle in its underpopulated villages.
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Geography of the UAE

Geography of the UAE | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
From the peaceful beauty of the sand dunes, to the grace of the gazelle, from the heat of the bright summer sun to the coolness of the oases, the UAE has a lot to offer. Read the timeline to learn about the seas, mountains and islands, and of the climate, plants, and animals of the UAE.
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A great tool we will use this year - interactive timelines!

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First Saudi women register to vote

First Saudi women register to vote | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
This will be the first election since women were legally given the right to vote in Saudi Arabia
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Cities That Vanished

Cities That Vanished | AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Base | Scoop.it
There are many different ways a city can disappear. Click and prepare to feel unsettled by the transience of human settlements.

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DeadMalls.com: Stories

The stories and history behind the great era of store chains that defined retail. The history of many now dead malls. Pictures, articles, etc.
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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, August 8, 10:46 AM

Shopping malls are weird.  They are either dead and sad, or they are unbelievably successful giants of retail, with nothing much in between.  This does a great job at explaining the painful deaths of malls across the country, and allows us to compare, so that we can try and figure out why some do well, and others do well at dying. 

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Shopping malls are weird.  They are either dead and sad, or they are unbelievably successful giants of retail, with nothing much in between.  This does a great job at explaining the painful deaths of malls across the country, and allows us to compare, so that we can try and figure out why some do well, and others do well at dying. 

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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.

 

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