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South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 5:08 PM

South Sudan recently gained its independence from Sudan. South Sudan is now home to 10-12 million people and is the 193rd member of the United Nations. However, just because South Sudan became independent from Sudan does not mean it does not no longer carry some of the remaining issues.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 1:26 PM

This infographic gives an idea of why South Sudan seceded from the rest of the country. Decades of civil war preceded the secession, and it is clear the cultural differences between the two areas were a contributing factor. South Sudan is a part of the fertile Sahel, with the majority of its people Christian, while Sudan is mostly desert, with the majority of its people Muslims. South Sudan, as a new nation, faces a number of difficulties. Its new government needed to remain stable to focus on nation building, but war has broken out between the government and a rebel faction. South Sudan, should it become stable again, should work to improve the education of its people, as the infographic explains, since the vote to secede needed symbols rather than words due to only 15% of its people being literate.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 4:05 PM

South Sudan has separated itself two years ago from the rest of Sudan. Its powers have become acknowledged by other countries and its messages to the outside world are ones of peace.

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Ebola easier to stop now than later

Help must come within weeks, or Ebola will require unimaginable resources. Data sources: http://nej.md/1wS4zeN & http://reliefweb.int/disaster/ep-2014-000041...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 8:13 AM

The Ebola outbreak has been a horrific event and its spread has demonstrated many of the principles of viral diffusion.  Hans Rosling, the face of Gapminder, shows that immediate action now can prevent this from becoming a much worse crisis.  


Tags: medical, development, diffusion, Africa.

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 3:06 PM

Ebola lesson from Hans Rosling of Gapminder!

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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"In a paper published Thursday in Science, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude that instead of leveling off in the second half of the 21st century, as the UN predicted less than a decade ago, the world's population will continue to grow beyond 2100."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 19, 4:33 PM

These articles from the Guardian and National Geographic were the first I'd heard of the new population projections for the future.  For many years it was assumed that the global population would level out at around 9 billion; while that is still within the range of possibilities but these new projections indicate that it is much more likely that the total global population will be much higher than that.  The geographic implications of this are far reaching.   


Tag: population, demographic transition model, unit 2 population.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 27, 10:55 AM

NeoMalthusians will gloat over this. How much population can the earth support? Thank goodness we are thinking human beings and when faced with a challenge, we begin to problem solve. Time to get started!

Linda Rutledge Hudson's curator insight, September 29, 8:11 AM

I've been watching the numbers for some time and have felt, and told my students -- we would grow faster and more than previous predictions.  They have changed the #'s a few times.  This estimate seems more reasonable.

 

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California wildfire consumes multiple structures, more than 80,000 acres

California wildfire consumes multiple structures, more than 80,000 acres | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
(Reuters) – Ten houses and 22 outbuildings have been destroyed in a wildfire that swept through parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California over the past week and continues to burn, a fire official said on Sunday.

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 12:29 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 


Tagsfood productiontechnology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, September 22, 9:26 AM

Interesting investigation for students

aitouaddaC's comment, September 22, 5:16 PM
Amazing !
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Pyroclastic Flow followed by series of Tornados, Sinabung Volcano

The pyroclastic flow deposits red-hot material on the slope of the volcano. After a few minutes, air heated by the deposit establishes a convective regime and due to the speed of the rising air a series of small tornados are formed.
During daylight it is difficult to imaging how hot the deposit is. Click here to see a pyroclastic flow deposit glowing at night from this same location.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 5, 8:51 PM

Mount Sinabung recently erupted, killing at least 15 people and destroying tons on property on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.  This footage is both awe-inspiring and terrifying.    


Tags: disastersIndonesia, physical, SouthEastAsia.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 1:44 PM

After watchign this video it is apparent that the Volcano caused a considerable amount of damage.  To the untrained eye after the explosion had happened it almost looks like there is a twister that had occured because of the aftemath of the smoke swirling together in sepresate places. The pyroclastic is an important factor to take under considerateion becuase the type of volcano will depict the amount of impact it has on a specific terrain.

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Lava from Hawaii volcanoes closer to residential area

Lava from Hawaii volcanoes closer to residential area | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The flow from Kilauea volcano was expected to reach the lots in Kaohe Homesteads in coming days (Lava from Hawaii volcano moving closer to homes http://t.co/QlP0vqyWLI)...

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, September 13, 12:14 PM

A lava flow update from CBS news.  The lava flow is currently around 0.2 miles from the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. Lava also threatens Pahoa Town and the main highway that connects Lower Puna to Hilo.  Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is asking people in the affected area to begin packing and moving their valuables to safer areas.  So far, no evacuation orders have been given.  Aloha, Russ.

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Major Finnish breakthrough in the production of clean water

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Researchers at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, have developed a new cost-efficient technology to produce separation membranes for the purification of water, at less than half the previous cost.

 

Soiled or salty water can be made potable by current technologies, but these are either costly or unreasonably energy-intensive. The most promising, but also the costliest, alternative is offered by separation with nanoporous membranes.


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Americans mark 9/11 anniversary

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The names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks are read out as part of the commemorations across the US to mark the atrocities 13 years ago.

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Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The Pentagon is denying that U.S. troops are fighting ISIS on the ground in Iraq—but eyewitness accounts and Kurdish officials tell a different story.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, September 2, 9:37 AM

Damn, what are we getting ourselves into now? I hope these "American" and "German" fighters are volunteers and mercenaries and not members of our actual military (of Germany's). Quite simply, we had no place in Iraq to begin with and we shouldn't be there now. And, yes, I do want the Kurds to be okay. And, yes, I do want ISIS defeated. But not using U.S. troops. Enough with the world's policeman already.

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Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine

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Raising the spectre of nuclear war over Ukraine, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is playing a new, and dangerous, game.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, September 2, 9:31 AM

This may be the most foolish thing Mr. Putin could have said since it will assuredly end any support from China and alienate even farther the ex-soviet countries that have large Russian populations. I wonder at what point those countries are going to sign a treaty — perhaps secret — to protect one another from this bully. Meanwhile, I trust that the other nuclear powers, particularly the U.S., will refrain from saber rattling. It won't help, but will give Putin more support at home.

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10 Essential Items for Your Bug-Out-Bag

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10 Essential Items for Your Bug-Out-Bag - In an uncertain world, being prepared could save your life. Putting together a bug-out-bag is an essential step in a good disaster preparedness plan.

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How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions

How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.

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Buying Rifle and Handgun Ammunition in USA by James H.

You can get lots of ammo in USA. There
is a huge variety and different quality in ammunition available in market. Here
are some common ammunition you can buy from market.

Buy Subsonic Ammo:
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Packing a Bugout Bag for Emergencies

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Leaving it to the last minute to pack for an emergency could be a fatal error. The time to pack for an emergency evacuation is when you have time to think what you really need. Forgetting something important could be the difference between comfort and misery.
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Top Hunting Dogs, Training Tips for Specific Hunting Breeds

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Top Hunting Dogs: Learn about the top hunting dogs and training tips for these specific breeds.

Pointer, Labrador Retriever,Coonhound,Brittany,German Short-Haired Pointer,,Beagle,Spanish Water Dog...


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Canning Fresh Vegies

Quick video on how to do canning without a actual canner. I am in the market for one at the moment in time.

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SHTF Survival dentist, toothache,DIY emergency dentist How to instantly cure a toothache

 

BUGOUT BAG PREPPERS end of the world Toothache Pain STOPPER ...SO SO FAST !!! PLEASE LEAVE A RESPONSE !!!!THIS IS FAST RELIEF!!!!! and BETTER THAN ANY STORE ...

 

 

*CAUTION:

Check with your dentist First <<

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Why this Ebola outbreak became the worst we've ever seen

"The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than sum total of all the previous outbreaks since the virus was first identified in 1976. This video explains how it got so bad."  


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 16, 10:07 PM

In a word, geography.  The geographic factors facilitated the diffusion of Ebola and have slowed down the preventative measure and limited their success.  This shows how porous borders, cultural patterns of health care, limited facilities a low literacy rates all contribute to to creating this nightmare.


Tags: medical, development, diffusion, Africa.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 18, 10:10 AM
Why this Ebola outbreak became the worst we've ever seen
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Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World - Carnegie Europe

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Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World
Carnegie Europe
In Europe, Germany is at the center of this transformation. Merkel is fully aware that sanctions are her strongest card since there is no military option for dealing with the conflict.

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Top 10 Reliable Fire Starters

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Lighting a fire is only half the work completed. The way you build a fire - that is, your methods and your materials, can affect how long the fire will last

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Here are three of Russia's military options in Ukraine

Here are three of Russia's military options in Ukraine | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
There have been a number of warnings from Kiev and Washington about the possibility of a direct and open Russian military intervention in Ukraine. But what could that look like?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 27, 5:36 PM

I'm not saying any of these 3 scenarios are going to happen nor am I endorsing them either.  That said, this article/podcast provides a geopolitical analysis (with maps) of Russia's potential military options if they are planning on invading Ukraine. 


Tag: Ukraine, political, conflict.

Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 11:51 AM

Everyone is awaiting Russia's next move in Ukraine.  Because of this, whatever Russia does next will be very important in shaping both local and foreign perceptions of the situation.  Although the first option seems theoretically unlikely, the current situation is spiraling downhill and is resembling full-out war on the surface, even though Russia believes they are completely in the right.

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This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years

This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The USGS says sea-level rise and sinking could claim up to 4,677 square miles of land along the coast if the state doesn’t implement major restoration plans.

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Truthbehere2's curator insight, September 8, 12:19 PM

Wow...time to build homes that can float on water and learn about your future marine life huh...

James Hobson's curator insight, September 15, 9:23 AM

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This interactive map is an excellent tool for researching how low-lying delta areas such as southern Mississippi have changed over recent years, and for what underlying reasons. Although human activity has been largely responsible for the loss of valuable marshland (land development, canals, levees), it's nice to know that in some cases human activity has actually helped to promote it, even if it was not originally intended to do so.

It makes you think: what other unintended consequences human actions are having on the environment in other places and on other scales?

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 28, 9:24 PM

Is very crazy that soon these land will be gone. What really makes me worry is that in a few years all these land in Louisiana will be gone, what is going to happen to all these people who is living right know in these areas? What action government will take? This is a very worrying situation.

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Gear Tips: Knife Buying Guide - The Ledger (blog)

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The Ledger (blog)Gear Tips: Knife Buying GuideThe Ledger (blog)Here are some of the knives from my personal collection.

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Check Out These Amazing Towers In Ethiopia That Harvest Clean Water From Thin Air | TheMindUnleashed.org

Check Out These Amazing Towers In Ethiopia That Harvest Clean Water From Thin Air | TheMindUnleashed.org | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Water gathering in Ethiopia can be an onerous and gruelling task, with trips to the nearest source often taking hours, if not all day. This task is commonly carried out by the females in the family, who are not only taken out of school, but may encounter sexual harassment on the journey. The end result is also dangerous, as more often than not, the water that is collected is highly contaminated and harmful to drink.

 

The Warka Water Towers were inspired by the Warka tree, native to Ethiopia and commonly used as a central community gathering space. The tower, developed by architecture and vision is a vertical system that harvests portable, clean water right from the air through condensation. Each tower costs approximately $550, and can be built in a few days by village residents, and using locally available materials. The Warka Water Tower uses a fog-harvesting fabric and can collect up to 100 litres of safe drinking water per day.

 


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Why everyone should be able to read a map

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New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen

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CT Blake's curator insight, September 2, 4:21 PM

Especially Connor McCloud.

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 9:17 AM

this can explain why it is important to NOT always rely on technology. It is good to keep your brain active and the spatial awareness that comes with reading a map is invaluable

Dolors Cantacorps's curator insight, September 5, 3:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!