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Fishermen gather data on lobster fishery

Fishermen gather data on lobster fishery | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

California's spiny lobster is a delectable, highly mobile crustacean, worth about $13.7-million dockside in 2012, according to fisheries managers. The lobster from the Golden State lacks the crushing claws of Maine lobsters

 

The idea behind a collaborative at-sea sampling program is to engage fishermen in the process of data collection, as well as interpretation, thereby providing a more cost-effective means for obtaining information needed for management,” Culver said by email.

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Massive Wave at Playa Puerto Nuevo in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Check out the enormous wave that comes over these reef islands at about :34 Seconds. We recently traveled Puerto Rico for a week. Awesome. Video was shot on ...

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http://aquaviews.net/news-around-the-world/daily-reel-september-11-2013/?utm_source=Aquaviews&utm_campaign=8cf72a36f1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3d87e2be45-8cf72a36f1-411684537#

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Census Data Mapper

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"This web mapping application provides users with a simple interface to view, customize, save and print thematic maps of the United States, using data from the 2010 Census.  The beta version contains a set of 2010 Census data relating to age and sex, population and race, and family and housing in the United States by county or equivalent entity." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 2013 12:20 PM

This month the U.S. Census Bureau has released the beta version of a very nice online mapping tool to display the 2010 data.  The mapper will create PDF versions of any map produced online (file sizes from 20-55KB) and the user can export the raw data to Excel.  While the user is more limited in how to display the data than they would using a GIS, this is a simple way to explore some of the basic census information.


Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, cartography.


Jen-ai's curator insight, January 24, 2013 2:11 PM

mmm data. This tool is really useful for anyone planning on servicing an area with grown food. You can see the demographics of your chosen geographical area quickly.

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Pope In Rome Message On Chemical Attack In Syria Proclaims Saturday Sept 7 Global Prayer and Fasting

At the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday, 1 September, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the violence that is escalating in Syria, with an urgent plea to all parties involved as well as all Christians throughout the world asking them to work "in whatever way they can" for peace. To this end, Saturday, 7 September, has been proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer for the universal Church. The following is the English text of the Holy Father's appeal, which was given in Italian.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Hello! Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish to make add my voice to the cry which rises up with increasing anguish from every part of the world, from every people, from the heart of each person, from the one great family which is humanity: it is the cry for peace! It is a cry which declares with force: we want a peaceful world, we want to be men and women of peace, and we want in our society, torn apart by divisions and conflict, that peace break out! War never again! Never again war! Peace is a precious gift, which must be promoted and protected. There are so many conflicts in this world which cause me great suffering and worry, but in these days my heart is deeply wounded in particular by what is happening in Syria and anguished by the dramatic developments which are looming. I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from the deep within me. How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake in that martyred country, especially among civilians and the unarmed! I think of many children will not see the light of the future! With utmost firmness I condemn the use of chemical weapons: I tell you that those terrible images from recent days are burned into my mind and heart. There is a judgment of God and of history upon our actions which are inescapable! Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence. With all my strength, I ask each party in this conflict to listen to the voice of their own conscience, not to close themselves in solely on their own interests, but rather to look at each other as brothers and decisively and courageously to follow the path of encounter and negotiation, and so overcome blind conflict. With similar vigour I exhort the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace in that country without further delay, a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people. May no effort be spared in guaranteeing humanitarian assistance to those wounded by this terrible conflict, in particular those forced to flee and the many refugees in nearby countries. May humanitarian workers, charged with the task of alleviating the sufferings of these people, be granted access so as to provide the necessary aid. What can we do to make peace in the world? As Pope John said, it pertains to each individual to establish new relationships in human society under the mastery and guidance of justice and love (cf. John XXIII, Pacem in Terris, [11 April 1963]: AAS 55, [1963], 301-302). All men and women of good will are bound by the task of pursuing peace. I make a forceful and urgent call to the entire Catholic Church, and also to every Christian of other confessions, as well as to followers of every religion and to those brothers and sisters who do not believe: peace is a good which overcomes every barrier, because it belongs to all of humanity! I repeat forcefully: it is neither a culture of confrontation nor a culture of conflict which builds harmony within and between peoples, but rather a culture of encounter and a culture of dialogue; this is the only way to peace. May the plea for peace rise up and touch the heart of everyone so that they may lay down their weapons and be let themselves be led by the desire for peace. To this end, brothers and sisters, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world, and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative. On 7 September, in Saint Peter's Square, here, from 19:00 until 24:00, we will gather in prayer and in a spirit of penance, invoking God's great gift of peace upon the beloved nation of Syria and upon each situation of conflict and violence around the world. Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace! I ask all the local churches, in addition to fasting, that they gather to pray for this intention. Let us ask Mary to help us to respond to violence, to conflict and to war, with the power of dialogue, reconciliation and love. She is our mother: may she help us to find peace; all of us are her children! Help us, Mary, to overcome this most difficult moment and to dedicate ourselves each day to building in every situation an authentic culture of encounter and peace. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!
After the Angelus the Pope said:
Mary Queen of Peace, pray for us! Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us! Dear brothers and sisters, Vladimir Ghika, a diocesan priest, was beatified yesterday in Bucharest. He was born in Istanbul and died a martyr in Bucharest in 1954. In Messina instead the beatification of Antonio Franco will take place tomorrow. This Prelate Ordinary of Santa Lucia del Mela lived between the 16th and 17th centuries. Let us give thanks to God for these exemplary Gospel witnesses! The Day for the Custody of creation is being celebrated today in Italy. It is sponsored by the [Italian] Episcopal Conference. The theme this year is very beautiful: "Let the family teach the custody of creation".  The Lord makes us feel his tenderness through Mary! Today, on the 60th anniversary of the tears shed by Our Lady, let us be united with all the faithful of Syracuse. I greet with affection all the Romans and pilgrims present, and in particular the young people from so many of the world's countries: work hard, work hard to get to know each other, to face each other, to put projects into practice together! This will build a future of peace! And today let us go home with this desire to pray for peace. I expect you next Saturday at seven 0'clock in the evening! I wish you all a good Sunday and a good lunch. Goodbye! According to the New York Times on 3 September, the flow of refugees out of Syria now exceeds 2 million - close to 5,000 Syrians leaving every day. The Holy Father has not turned his attention away from this situation since his appeal at the Angelus on 1 September. In three days he has posted the following five tweets: "Let us pray for peace: peace in the world and in each of our hearts"; "War never again! Never again war!"; "We want a peaceful world, we want to be men and women of peace"; "How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake"; "We want in our society, torn apart by divisions and conflict, that peace break out!" As of 4 September, the Holy Father has over 9 million followers in 9 languages.

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Pope Francis writes letter to President Putin of Russia ahead of G20 summit

Pope Francis writes letter to President Putin of Russia ahead of G20 summit | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:03 PM

You know that you should know more about the current events in Syria; so read this article to get started.


Mrs. B's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:09 PM

Summary of article goes here. A nice, juicy paragraph or so. Just read the article and tell someone what it was about conversationally. 

 

Connection goes here. How does this extremely relevant article relate to the Nature and Perspectives of Geography? This would be a great time to drop some APHUG vocab.Here are some examples: globalization, spatial distribution, 5 themes ofgeography, perception of places, patterns, distribution, scale, location(absolute and relative), environmental determinism, cultural landscape, senseof place, built environment, possibilism, place, centrality, GIS, diffusion(expansion, contagious, hierarchical, stimulus, relocation), cultural barrier,time-distance decay, mental maps, remote sensing, regions (functional, formal,perceptual), mental maps, sequent occupance, hearths, independent invention. 

This is where you get CREATIVE. 


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Al Picozzi's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:19 AM

Nice small and quick article the will make the reader see the basics of what is happening in Syria.  It is a great place to start and has some references of where to look if you want to do more.  This area was formed much like Africa.  Random boundaries drawn on the map by colonial powers.  And just like Africa this area has many issues.  Interesting thought??!!

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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.  We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."


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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:05 PM

this is amazing!

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Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist to be charged

Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist to be charged | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Dan Evans accused of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages of 'well-known people and their associates'. By Josh Halliday
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India counts 1 woman killed every hour over dowry

India counts 1 woman killed every hour over dowry (Arizona Daily Star) http://t.co/VWgMN6ngRS
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More than 2m have fled Syria - UN

More than 2m have fled Syria - UN | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
The UN's refugee agency says two million Syrians are now refugees, as the US and France push for military action over chemical weapons claims.
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Archaeologists Unearth 10,400-Year-Old Settlements in Bolivia

Archaeologists Unearth 10,400-Year-Old Settlements in Bolivia | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists has discovered remains of three hunter-gatherer settlements in the western Amazon.

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Innovation in Local Agriculture

Innovation in Local Agriculture | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Food insecurity is a global issue–many countries lack proper access to good nutrition or have high food costs. While it may seem bleak, the truth is there are possible solutions for these...
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Soil Atlas of Africa

Soil Atlas of Africa | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Portal, European Soil Bureau, User survey, Maps, Soil Atlas of Europe, Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Database Map Archive , European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World - EuDASM , Thematic Maps, Erosion...
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The Daily Reel: September 11, 2013

The Daily Reel: September 11, 2013 | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Humpbacks Arrive in Record Numbers to Monterey Bay; Molasses Spill Kills Hundreds of Fish in Honolulu Harbor; Puerto Rico Beach Keeps Powerful Waves at Bay
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Maps 101: Geography News Network

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"Introducing Geography News Network. Global culture, science, history and political stories have become a key component of Maps101 through weekly stories and associated lesson plans. This year sees the addition of 5 brand new authors bringing engaging stories from a range of perspectives."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:32 PM

I am delighted to announce that I will be one of the new authors that will be writing for Maps 101's newest educational platform: the Geography News Network.  Many schools and districts across the country have subscriptions to this online service that provides thousands of supplemental materials and lesson plans for geography, earth science, history and social studies teachers.  If your school district does not currently have a subscription, you can sign up for a free trial subscription.

Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:08 PM

Geography into perspective.

Sandy Montoya's comment, September 8, 2013 12:38 PM
I believe it is very important for viewers to watch such channels. You get a chance to learn about other cultures around the world and relate them to themselves and the world around them. It is a great educational site.
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Russia, Syria and the US – parsing Uncle Vlad

Vladimir Putin has an op-ed in The New York Times reassuring Americans that he is on their side. Its attempted cuddliness brought to mind the west’s wartime image of another Russian leader. I am surprised this one did not sign the piece Uncle Vlad.
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The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart

The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

"What could be simpler than the Middle East? A well-known Egyptian blogger who writes under the pseudonym The Big Pharaoh put together this chart laying out the region’s rivalries and alliances. He’s kindly granted me permission to post it, so that Americans might better understand the region. The joke is that it’s not a joke; this is actually pretty accurate."


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BandKids13-14's comment, August 28, 2013 9:50 AM
Did anyone else notice that both Al Qaeda and the U.S. are FOR syria rebels, and against Assad?
Avonna Swartz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:13 AM

Interesting and (as it says) terrifying.

Todd Parsons's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:06 AM

So we should have peace in the Middle East in maybe 7.59 billion years when the sun goes all red giant and we all burn up anyway. However, in the meantime...check out this cool chart of friends and foes. It all makes sense now, yah?

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Debating the U.S. Response to Syria

Debating the U.S. Response to Syria | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

Students will:

Analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Syria.Consider the role of the U.S. public, the president, and Congress in the decision of whether to use military force.Work cooperatively within groups to integrate the arguments and beliefs of the options into a persuasive, coherent presentation.Explore, debate, and evaluate multiple perspectives on U.S. policy towards Syria through a role-play activity.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:49 PM

You want resources for teaching the most important geopolitical issue right now?  This set of resources from the Choices Program is just what you are looking for. 


Tags: SyriaMiddleEast, conflict, political.

Poppen Report's curator insight, September 6, 2013 11:51 PM

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1031273

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'We have our plans': Vladimir Putin warns US against Syria military action

'We have our plans': Vladimir Putin warns US against Syria military action | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Russian president says it is too early to say what Russia will do but does not exclude supporting a UN resolution
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Syria: US secretary of state John Kerry calls chemical attack 'cowardly crime' - as it happened

Syria: US secretary of state John Kerry calls chemical attack 'cowardly crime' - as it happened | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Follow the day's events as they unfolded
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Distrustful of U.S. Motives, Many in the Arab World Oppose Syria Military Strike - PBS NewsHour

Distrustful of U.S. Motives, Many in the Arab World Oppose Syria Military Strike - PBS NewsHour | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Distrustful of U.S. Motives, Many in the Arab World Oppose Syria Military Strike
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Margaret Warner reports from Cairo, where she has been gathering reaction from Egyptians and from around the Mideast on the crisis in Syria.
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Navalny: Change Russia, Start With Moscow - And That Goes For The Economy, Too

Navalny: Change Russia, Start With Moscow - And That Goes For The Economy, Too | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Alexei Navalny, lawyer, blogger, and opposition activist, has a simple slogan for his campaign to become mayor of Moscow: "Change Russia, start with Moscow." His program urges a broad spectrum of changes to legal, p...
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Canada's stand on desertification convention isolates us from the world

Canada's stand on desertification convention isolates us from the world | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Was it the mention of "major scientific meeting" that scared them off? Surely, Canada's government didn't pull out of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification because of the cost
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UNCCD -  UN Council on Land Degradation

UNCCD -  UN Council on Land Degradation | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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Amy Robinson's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:06 AM

Conflict- poverty

 

Land degradation is a key issue in our world, as population is growing at an exponential rate. Africa is a main concern, with research suggesting by 2025 the country will only be able to provide food for 50% of the population.

 

Property rights may also be linked to this. In Africa Hernado de Soto, an economist, has estimated there is $9.2 bn of unlegislated land, leading to a tragedy of the commons effect.

 

In this article it explains what the UN think of land degradation from the RIo summit as a global issue, with more facts that will be useful in the exam. 

 

Over past decades land degradation accelerated over 36 times its historical rate, leading to poverty and hunger, climate change related shocks and loss of biodiversity.


To achieve global sustainable development, we must ensure that restoration of land equals or exceeds degradation: in other words we need "land degradation neutrality".