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How Sand Spreads Air Pollution | TIME

How Sand Spreads Air Pollution | TIME | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
The surprising source of London's smog
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We chose this article for the area/geography section because it shows how Africa's deserts (specifically the Sahara) are interacting with the atmosphere in London. The  dust from the deserts has blown in on northern winds, where it mixes in the air with local pollutants. The air in London for the past few days has been so bad, elderly people, and those with health issues have been told to remain indoors until it clears up. 

EQ: How could you help to clean up the air in London? What are some ideas you have?

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Comment: Is Nigeria Africa's biggest economy now? Maybe!

Comment: Is Nigeria Africa's biggest economy now? Maybe! | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
By Joshua Keating, Slate Nigerians, this week, discovered the surprising news that the size of their economy had doubled overnight, making it the largest economy in Africa and the 26th-largest in the world. It took the biggest-in-Africa crown away from South Africa, which still has a much larger GDP per capita. Nigeria hadn't calculated its GDP since 1990, and the new number takes into account a swath of new industries for the country, including telecommunications and the booming Nollywood film industry.
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Venessa and I have selected this article  because Nigeria has had an economic breakthrough. Overnight, the size of their economy has doubled in size and is now the largest economy in all of Africa. Now it ranks as the 26th largest economy in the world. Do you think the rise in microenterprises has effected any of this? How so?

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Traditional Ethiopian Music and Ethiopian Culture - tigray.net - tigrai.net - tigrai.org

ethiopia and tigrai, tigray travel news, headline news from Ethiopia
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Olivia and I chose this article because it directly relates to music in Ethiopia and describes the different types of music. In this article you wilk read about the rich and diverse music of Ethiopia. The article also  does a great job describing the traditional instruments which there is so many of. Modern instruments are also common and used a lot in Ethiopia. The article also states that the music is very diverse and gives many examples of music and instruments.

Why do you think Ethiopia has a rich history of music?  How is Ethiopian music similar to our music?

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(AREA/GEOGRAPHY) Europe Storm 2014: Britain, France Lashed By High Winds, Waves and Tides - wunderground.com

(AREA/GEOGRAPHY) Europe Storm 2014: Britain, France Lashed By High Winds, Waves and Tides - wunderground.com | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
Yet another major weather event is unfolding in Europe, where a huge storm is bearing down on Britain and France.
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We chose this article because with the distraction of the Olympics, not many people are paying attention to the major flooding going on in Europe right now. Europe has been hit with gusty winds, storming rain,  and high tides causing much damage and flooding in Europe. it appears that Britian, France, Wales, southwest England, and Northern Ireland  were hit the worst. 

EQ: How would you prepare for flooding in your area? Where would you go, or what would you do? 

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(SOCIAL) Maria Sharapova downplays Sochi security worries

(SOCIAL) Maria Sharapova downplays Sochi security worries | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
The build-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics has been blighted by concerns for safety but tennis star and Games Ambassador Maria Sharapova is convinced there is nothing to worry about.
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Venessa and I chose this article because one of the biggest social events of the year of 2014, the Olympics, is right around the corner. Lately there have been bomb threats caused by the "black widows", dispersing stress and worry within everyone competing at the Winter Games. Maria Sharapova believes that there is nothing to worry about at the event because she knows that security is surely plentiful. 
EQ: Knowing all of the security, and special precautions that will be taken to keep the Games safe, as an athlete, would you still feel anxious or scared to go?  Why or why not?

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(ECONOMY)Report: Corruption widespread in EU

(ECONOMY)Report: Corruption widespread in EU | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
Report highlights business-political nexus and corruption's $162.19bn annual cost to European economies.
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Venessa and I have selected this article because it gives a recent evaluation of how the EU is currently doing. It appears that they aren't doing too hot right now. "Corruption affects all 28 member countries of the European Union and costs their economies about $162.19bn (120bn euros) a year," according to a European report.  The corruption is undermining  citizen's confidence "in democratic institutions". It is weakening Europe's economy and is depriving states of their much needed tax revenue. 
EQ: What would you do to help decrease the amount of corruption in Europe's economy? Why did you choose to take those actions? Explain. 

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Australian population growth moderates

Australian population growth moderates | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
By Leith van Onselen The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Australian Demographic Statistics for the March quarter of 2013.
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Me and Olivia chose this article because it directly relates to the social category in Australia. In this article it will tell you about the population growth in Australia. There are also many different graphs that will help you visually see the population growth. This article also shows the  NOM which is the overseas migration. Then it shows the numbers of the population growth. This is a great article and will help you understand the population. Why do you think so many people want to move to Australia?

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Tourism identified as one of Australia’s five 'super-growth' industries - News & Media - Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia has welcomed a new Deloitte report highlights the key role tourism can play in Australia’s future economic growth. The report (Building the Lucky Country series, Positioning for prosperity?
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Olivia and me chose this article because it shows what is happening in Australia because of tourism which falls into the economic category. The Australian tourism industry is recognized as one of the most important opportunities for economic growth. In this article you will also find that it talks about the physical investment in tourism infrastructure. Also that tourism contributes a 2.8% in GDP. Why do you think Australia makes so much money with tourism?

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More Abbott; less Rudd

TONY ABBOTT, Australia’s new prime minister, has a knack for boiling complex issues down to catchy little phrases. How to cope with the desperate asylum-seekers...
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Vanessa and I have selected this article because the election of a new prime minister, Toby Abbott, directly correlates with the Political category on our work sheet. After reading the article, it will become apparent to readers that Mr. Abbott  wants to be a better leader than his predecessor, Mr. Rudd ever was. *Interesting Fact: Mr. Abbott does not believe that glocal warming is caused by humans. He thinks the argument is "Absolute crap."  Based on what we've recently learned about climate change, why do you think Mr. Abbott feels this way?

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Ebola virus continues to rage in West Africa | Africa | DW.DE | 10.04.2014

Ebola virus continues to rage in West Africa | Africa | DW.DE | 10.04.2014 | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
More than 100 people have died from Ebola in the West African countries Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization has said. International aid organizations try to stop the disease from spreading further.
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Venessa and I have chosen this article for tthe social category of Persia because an Ebola outbreak in a couple West African countries has been affecting each and every citizen living in those countries. n Guinea there are 160 suspected cases of Ebola, and over  100 confirmed deaths from it.Those who are infected with the disease die of severe internal bleeding, specifically in parts of the gastrointestinal tract, spleen and lungs. And because these countries are amoungst the poorest in the world,  they lack doctors and adequate medical care, allowing the p

athogen to spread further and further.

 

 

How do you think someone could protect themselves from catching the virus? What would you do if you or a loved one contracted it? 

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Conflict in the Central African Republic: It’s Not Just about Religion « ISN Blog

Conflict in the Central African Republic: It’s Not Just about Religion « ISN Blog | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
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Olivia and I chose this article because it talks about the political conflict in  Central Africa.  In this article you will read about some religious conflicts as well.  Most of the article is interviewing different people that live in Central Afica and asks them  their opinion on the conflicts going on. Since this article is very recent it gives accurate data on what is happening right now.

Do you think this conflict will become even worse  and spread further into Africa?

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Freedom of religion in Egypt no better under military rule - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Freedom of religion in Egypt no better under military rule - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
The military's conservatism and alliance with religious authorities, even if not the Muslim Brotherhood, is a constant in Egyptian politics.
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Olivia and I chose this article because it talks about the religious situation in Egypt. In this article you will read about the conflict of religios freedom in Africa now that they are under military rule.  It also talks about different people and how they wanted to do something religious but went to jail or got fined for their religious acts.

 Why do you think Egypt is having conflict with religios freedom?  How would you solve the problem?

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(RELIGION) Religions - Italy

(RELIGION) Religions - Italy | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, etc…
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  Olivia and I decided to do this article because it relates to the religion section of the notes.  In this article you will learn about the main religion in Italy and how it came to be. 

   Why do you think this religion is so popular?

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Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych defends handling of political crisis

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych defends handling of political crisis | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
As political unrest continues in Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych is out on sick leave with an "acute respiratory disease" and fever, his office said.
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 (POLITICAL)   Olivia and I chose this article because it directly relates to the political part of the notes. In this article you will read about Ukraine and how they are trying to solve their political crisis. You will also read about how the president is trying to solve the problem.

  How long do you think it will take for the political crisis to end?

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(INTELLECTUAL/ ARTS) Rome.info > Roman Colosseum, Coliseum of Rome

(INTELLECTUAL/ ARTS) Rome.info > Roman Colosseum, Coliseum of Rome | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
Facts on Roman colosseum, info on Coliseum in Rome, Gladiator combats held in Roman colosseum, information on Colosseo di Roma, including Arch of Constantine.
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     Me and Olivia chose this article because it clearly relates to the intellectual section of our notes.  In this article you will read about the Coliseum. You will learn about the history of how it came to be and what its purpose was. You will also learn about the gladiators and what their purpose was in the coliseum.

  What significance does the Coliseum play in Europe's history?

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2071.0 - Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012–2013

2071.0 - Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012–2013 | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
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Venessa and I have selected this article out of many others due to the specific details about the statistics of religion in Australia. In this article you will also find other information, such as geographic distribution,  but once you get to the bottom you shall see a religion census where you can find all of the different religions that are practiced in "The Outback". You can also find information about the long-term decrease in Christianity from 1911-2011, as well as the increases and decreases of the popular (and not-so-popular) religions.  Why do you think some religions are becoming more popular? Why are others decreasing in popularity?

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The Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges
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Me and Olivia decided to choose this article because it gives important detail on the Flinders mountain ranges in Australia . One fact that it states is that the Flinders mountain ranges have quartzite and granite in them. Also the Flinder ranges are one of the most active sites on the continent. They have hundreds of small earthquakes every year. They stretch from the southern coast of South Australia to the Erye Basin. The article also talks about the three Flinders ranges. They are the northern, southern and the central ranges.All in all this is a great article to look at if you want to know about the geograohyin Australia. Why do you think the Flinders ranges are so important?

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New Frontier

New Frontier | Africa Europe Australia | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA is a deceptively complicated place. For centuries it was a vast terra nullius. Now it is a country the size of a continent, with both a young, thrusting,...
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We chose this article because it directly relates to Australia's art and culture. In this article you will learn about the traditional bark paintings, which are very difficult to decipher,  aborigional works,  pieces from other artists, the opening of a new exhibit at the Royal Art Academy, and how the Academy is designed.  Why do you think some paintings more difficult to interpret than others?  

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