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Agriculture Secretary calls attention to horse racing's economic importance to New Jersey - Agriculture Industry Today

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How an Israeli Billionaire Gained Control of One of Africa’s Most Valuable Mines

How an Israeli Billionaire Gained Control of One of Africa’s Most Valuable Mines | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
One of the world’s largest known deposits of untapped iron ore is buried in the tiny West African republic of Guinea. In 2008, Guinea granted exploration permits for half of the deposit to Beny Steinmetz Group Resources.

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Glacier covered with blankets to reduce summer ice-melt

Glacier covered with blankets to reduce summer ice-melt | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
People living near the Rhone glacier in the central Alps of Switzerland have come up with a striking tactic to counter the effects of climate change.
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Demonstration against government surveillance in England

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demonstration in england (msn.com photo) June 2013 against government surveillance cameras 

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June 14, 2013: Members of NO CCTV protest the use of surveillance cameras in Chamberlin Square in Birmingham, England, on June 8. Great Britain reportedly has more surveillance cameras per person than any other nation in the world. Members of NO CCTV argue that the alleged tradeoff in security does not justify the threat to privacy. The demonstrators want to educate the public about the issue. (MSN.com)

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Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America?

Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America? | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

There is a pretty ridiculous North-South split, although Maryland, northern Virginia, and southern Florida (which is pretty much the North anyways) fall into pancake territory, while Waffle House has made inroads into Ohio and Indiana.


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Hye-Hyun Kang's curator insight, January 9, 2014 11:35 PM

This article basically shows that South prefer waffles than pancakes. Although, there's very small part of Texas that prefers waffles over pancakes. 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:13 PM

This map shows how divided north and south are in terms of Pancakes and waffles, with Pancakes having a larger reach than waffles, and showing how regional differences are effected by something as odd as fast food.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 10:05 PM

I have never been to a Waffle House and I hate IHOP. I chose this article because the map popped out at me. It was like an IHOP take over with a poor Waffle House in the middle. However, it is interesting to see that when you open the article, the IHOP density comes out to  1,543, while Waffle House density comes out to 1,661. By looking at this map, you would think that IHOP would have the bigger density. Waffle House gets most of its business from states in the South, while IHOP seems to be all over the place, Northern and Southern states.

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Fake Internet Cafes Set Up to Gather Information - World News Report

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Article about Snowden and fake internet cafes 

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Long-lost Korean War film gets 1st screening in years

Long-lost Korean War film gets 1st screening in years | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Lost for decades in a closet, a sweet film about wartime South Korea is shown on the war's 63rd anniversary.
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Pollution and waste — Australian Antarctic Division

Pollution and waste — Australian Antarctic Division | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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This site explains the effects of global pollution on Antarctica.  It provides many links for additional information of the continent.  The history of peoples link is interesting and also a heritage link .

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