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We are broke, U.N. says as Syria refugee funds dry up

We are broke, U.N. says as Syria refugee funds dry up | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations gave its starkest warning yet on Friday that it would soon run out of cash to cope with the vast influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan and other neighboring countries.The...
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This news story is a very real situation.  No Food or Water and and increasing iflux of refugees into Jordan.  US and China are aiding these people but Russia has not......surprised?  Ulterior motives?   Meanwhile, these poor refugees ( women and many children) are in great need of food water shelter clothing medical aid,......

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A Mysterious Patch Of Light

A Mysterious Patch Of Light | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
If you are up in space looking down on America west of the Mississippi, one of the brightest patches of light at night is on the Great Plains in North Dakota. It's not a city, not a town, not a military installation.

Via Seth Dixon
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I guessed that the bright light was a large oil drilling site since it really is a big business right now.  The people who live here are happy about being able to make money, but their land is being destroyed by the drilling sites made.  The landscape is changing dramatically and many people are moving here for work.

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Heidi Zumbrun Bjerke's comment, February 12, 2013 9:52 PM
Use google earth and you can compare the two images.
Mary Patrick Schoettinger's comment, February 12, 2013 11:55 PM
that's an excellent idea, especially to have students suggest what the light might be in the photo. The question is , is the bright light a one time occurrence or does it continue?J
Mary Rack's comment, February 13, 2013 6:08 AM
I'm having trouble installing GoogleEarth on my iMac. Looking forward to the comparison. Big adjustment after years in the PC world.