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Six cities in Portugal sign on to Footprint initiative - Global Footprint Network

Six cities in Portugal sign on to Footprint initiative - Global Footprint Network | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it

Imagine if a city’s state funding were calculated based on its Ecological Footprint and available resources? That’s a novel concept that will be tested by six cities in Portugal as part of a three-year project with Global Footprint Network

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Lochiel Park Research - School of Engineering

Lochiel Park Research - School of Engineering | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
Creating an energy efficient, carbon neutral urban village - costs and benefits
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Interesting read and look at the data behind a sustainable Lochiel Park
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20% more urban green space by 2020. | 202020 Vision

20% more urban green space by 2020. | 202020 Vision | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
The 202020 Vision is a national campaign to increase urban green space in Australia by 20% by 2020. To do this, we will showcase the individuals, organisations and projects making our cities greener and celebrate the benefits of green space on our environment, economy and communities.
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Climate chaos: How El Nino changes the weather

Climate chaos: How El Nino changes the weather | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
From a monster El Nino to climate change, TechKnow investigates the cause and effect of the current climate chaos.
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Melbourne water supply could be under threat within a decade - ABC News 

Melbourne's water providers have begun planning for a possible water crisis, as a new report suggests the city could start running out of water within a decade.
 
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An incinerator with a view: Copenhagen waste plant gets ski slope and picnic area

An incinerator with a view: Copenhagen waste plant gets ski slope and picnic area | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
The Amager Bakke plant – designed by celebrated architect Bjarke Ingels – boasts that it will provide social as well as environmental infrastructure near the centre of the city. Can industry become part of the urban fabric once again?
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Fascinating! I would love to see more statistics on the energy produced, how it compares with former energy production, and emissions that come from burning the bio-waste.
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Mesmerising maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

Mesmerising maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
What does the flow of global migration look like? This map helps visualise some of these patterns.
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We must act immediately to save the Great Barrier Reef | Jules Howard

We must act immediately to save the Great Barrier Reef | Jules Howard | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
This spiralling, three-dimensional coral maze is bleached for the second year in a row, but it can recover – if we act immediately
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Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer

Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
Almost anything that’s not recycled has the potential to fossilize.
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Fascinating article. Emergence of a new sphere - technosphere - very interesting concept. 
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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, April 30, 4:11 PM

Now I know why I am so bad at throwing things out....

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, April 30, 4:12 PM

The contribution of mankind to the geological record...

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Hans Rosling, population prophet: Five final thoughts - BBC News

Hans Rosling, population prophet: Five final thoughts - BBC News | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
In his last BBC interview, the statistician highlighted five key ways demographics are shaping the world.
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Earth Temperature Timeline

Earth Temperature Timeline | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
A neat timeline which extends back 22,000 years ago. Looks at the global temperature patterns and how they have changed over time.
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What can I do with a Geography Degree?

What can I do with a Geography Degree? | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it

"While it is easy to understand getting excited about maps, different cultures and environments, and even being better citizens through geography, it is harder to see how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs or meaningful careers. In recent years, people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions, and that education and training in geography provides essential skills and knowledge for real-world problem solving. As a result, geography has become a necessary ingredient in hundreds of different jobs. This assortment of careers helps demonstrate the wide array of employment opportunities that exist for graduates with education in the field of geography. Within this publication, careers are divided into a number of different employment categories, including:

​Geography EducationEnvironmental GeographyGeospatial TechnologiesLand Use Planning

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Sally Egan's curator insight, February 7, 7:48 PM
Great for introducing the vocational relevance of geography.
Ivan Ius's curator insight, February 15, 3:04 PM
Geographic Concepts: Geographic Perspective and Geographic Skills And Careers
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, February 27, 10:36 AM
what can i do with a degree in geography? ALOT!
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'First in the world': Solar-powered greenhouse growing food without fresh water

'First in the world': Solar-powered greenhouse growing food without fresh water | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking greenhouse that relies on sunlight and sea water to grow tomatoes officially opens next week, 300 kilometres north of Adelaide.
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Switzerland, where are your two extra planets? - Global Footprint Network

Switzerland, where are your two extra planets? - Global Footprint Network | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it

It is now just one year since Swiss voters decided whether they want to live within the means of one Earth by 2050. If everybody on this planet lived like people in Switzerland today, it would take more than three planet Earths to provide all they demand.

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Rail line re-development at Bowden

Rail line re-development at Bowden | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
THE major works to build a rail underpass at Park Terrace, Bowden, at a cost of 238 million, will begin within weeks causing huge disruption on several rail lines until December.
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This brief article relates to the urban development taking place at Bowden. This is part of the State government's plan to improve the "ways of getting around" (Target 2 - 30 year plan). It will improve accessibility at Bowden, improve traffic flow on Park Terrace, and be a good illustration of better planning of transport systems across the city.
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The Earth's population is going to reach 9.8 billion by 2050

The Earth's population is going to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it

According to the Population Reference Bureau's 2017 World Population Data Sheet, Earth will be home to 9.8 billion people by 2050. This represents an increase of 31 percent in just 33 years, and it raises existing concerns about the threat of overpopulation.

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Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
Plans follow French commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road owing to effect of poor air quality on people’s health
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This is amazing! What a difference it will make to reducing carbon emissions, and making for cleaner and healthier cities.
I wonder how long it will take for Australia to follow.
This proceeds an announcement in 2026 that Norway would ban petrol cars by 2025 (http://www.theweek.co.uk/73324/norway-to-ban-petrol-and-diesel-cars-by-2025
 
 
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What all urban planners should be asked: would you let your child cycle here?

What all urban planners should be asked: would you let your child cycle here? | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
For generations, Danish urban planners have made it a priority for children to be able to ride to school alone. The result is not just more social, cheerful, healthy children – but more social, cheerful, healthy adults
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Thousands of refugees are stuck in Greece and Italy | EvoNews

Thousands of refugees are stuck in Greece and Italy | EvoNews | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
Around 50,000 asylum-seekers are still stuck in Greece, while Italy faced a new record in 2016 with 181.436 new arrivals
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Race to save our famed beaches

Race to save our famed beaches | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
THEY are among the most revered beaches in Australia — popular for their long, sandy stretches and calm gulf waters — but the Adelaide coastline is facing an uncertain future.
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Fleurieu wetlands face high extinction risk - InDaily

Fleurieu wetlands face high extinction risk - InDaily | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
Not all wetlands are created equal, but even the smallest are vital when it comes to preserving fragile freshwater biodiversity, and a new case study from South Australia spells another warning.
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Why this Adelaide beach has been lined with fences

Why this Adelaide beach has been lined with fences | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
AN independent ecologist and community group leaders have condemned a Charles Sturt Council sand barrier trial at West Beach.
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Special Economic Zones

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"Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are the most rapidly spreading kind of city, having catapulted exports and growth from Mauritius and the Dominican Republic to Shenzhen and Dubai -- and now across Africa. Today more than 4000 SEZs dot the planet, a major indication of our transition towards the "supply chain world" explored in Connectography.  See more maps from Connectography and order the book here."

 

Tags: globalization, urban, economic, industry, regions.


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Beyond the data: five important lessons we can learn from Hans Rosling

Beyond the data: five important lessons we can learn from Hans Rosling | CCs Geography News | Scoop.it
Hans Rosling taught us more than just the facts the data presented

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Geography Teachers Association of SA's curator insight, February 12, 7:38 AM
It was a sad day for Geographers the world over when we heard that Hans Rosling had died. But we can find comfort in the knowledge that his work will live on in his son Ola.
This article is a timely reminder of the important lessons Hans has taught us over the years: visualise data, remain positive and be aware of our personal biases.
Vale Hans Rosling