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Coffee in Hawaii and the other island http://www.thedailymeal.com/guide-worlds-coffee-regions

Coffee in Hawaii and the other island       http://www.thedailymeal.com/guide-worlds-coffee-regions | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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"Think there's coffee growing in the middle of America? Wrong. America’s only coffee-producing region is found in Hawaii, with growing conditions similar to the other "islands": Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Galapagos, and even Australia. The most well-known and sought-after coffee from the islands is the Jamaica Blue Mountain variety. The Jamaican Blue Mountain variety is low in acidity, sweet, and silky, making it one of the most popular coffee varieties out there. The Kona variety from Hawaii is just as popular, thanks to a buttery finish, deep aromatics, and medium body."

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Disappearing wonders: 10 world heritage sites in danger - USA Today - USA TODAY

Disappearing wonders: 10 world heritage sites in danger - USA Today - USA TODAY | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Disappearing wonders: 10 world heritage sites in danger - USA Today
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Standing atop the ramparts of China's Great Wall. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
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World Briefing | Australia: Howard Forced To Drop Asylum Bill

World Briefing | Australia: Howard Forced To Drop Asylum Bill | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

Prime Minister John Howard has withdrawn a controversial immigration bill rather than send it to the Senate, where it appeared to be headed for defeat after the defection of members of his center-right Liberal Party.

Article NY Times 2006 (old article) 

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands | Top 10 Aussie views

Cocos (Keeling) Islands | Top 10 Aussie views | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
FROM the iconic Great Barrier Reef to lesser-known favourites, check out
Australia's best vistas.
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Scenic pictures of Australia

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Oil Found In Australia Puts US in Possible #1 Position in the world

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EIN News link about new oil found in Australia that puts the US in a #1 oil position instead of the Arabs......fracking the area (like in Virginia) and also fracking with large amounts of money to do it are currently problems.

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Fleeing War, Refugees Met New Strife - New York Times

Sakina was not yet 3 when she landed with her mother on the tiny island of Nauru in the remote Pacific, joining more than a thousand other war refugees in a strange outpost.When they left
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Historical 2004 article NY Times on Nauru  (war refugees sent there) by Australia

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Look backwards to future of design

Look backwards to future of design | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
A city lives or dies on the quality of its public spaces. Be they hard or leafy, accidental or designed, breeze-washed, grimy or secluded, a city's spaces make plain the delights and addictions of its citizenry.
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The  book "Public Sydney:  Drawing the City" by Peter John Cantrell and Phili8p thalis tell of the city's public spaces and Elizabeth Farrelly of Devonshire Street and the new development....comments"same blasted public realm....same disdain for public space..." whereby lots of money was spent to re vamp the area and it just became the same old song and dance, whereby people need and actually spend alot of life in these public spaces.     Eliz. Farrelly is a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald

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TA kangaroos | Top 10 Tourism Australia photos

TA kangaroos | Top 10 Tourism Australia photos | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
FROM curious kangaroos to spectacular beaches, take a look at Tourism Australia's top 10 most-liked Facebook photos of 2013.
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Tourism Australia's 10 most liked photos!

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