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Npower to cut 1,400 UK jobs in outsourcing to India

Npower to cut 1,400 UK jobs in outsourcing to India | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
Union leaders warn the moves will backfire and further tarnish the reputation of npower, which came bottom for customer service in a recent survey
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cheaper labor= Higher profits can you blame them?

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Colorado Deluge: Flooding Before and After as Seen From Space - ImaGeo

Satellite images reveal the extent of flooding in Colorado from the continuing deluge of rain.
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Its almost as if you can predict these kindsof natural disasters before the even happen.

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Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:08 AM

These two satellite images show the flooding in Colorado.  The second image is from seven days after the first image.  It is amazing what one week will do to a space.

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National Geographic Found

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"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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this is amazing!

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Ryan G Soares's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:25 AM

Very Nice Photography.

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.

 

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At National Geographic Headquarters


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Seen one of these used on mt washington to get aerial footage of people on the summit.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:58 PM

Today I've been at the the National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C. with other Geography Education Alliance coordinators.  They have the coolest toys to capture some amazing footage, including crittercams.  

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A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly

A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
Months have gone by since the last of the grisly mass killings that have marked the conflict’s darkest moments.

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Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 28, 2015 2:45 PM

Looks like President Enrique Nieto has shifted tactics in Mexico's fight against the drug trade. When he won election from Felipe Calderon he changed the way he portrayed his country. No more would he parade alleged drug dealers and overlords before they went to trial. This would only infuriate the drug lords and they sought revenge by seeking out police to either kill, or bribe, further deteriorating the uneasy truce between the government and the drug trade. By keeping this off the news and promoting Mexico's other needs such as trade, education reform, and reduction of poverty.

The mass killings have been kept mostly out of the spotlight and the body count is still the same, but Nieto can now fight this fight largely out of the public's eye. The drug related killings have moved to the northern territories away from cameras and the public. This should afford him opportunity to focus on this problem and keep the public from thinking Armageddon is around the corner.

Alex Vielman's curator insight, September 29, 2015 2:38 PM

Mexico is a country that is still dealing with gangs and violence throughout the entire country. Gangs from Los Zetas to Los Sinaloas are constantly search of more power and reign over territories in Mexico. This article simply describes that the efforts against violence and drugs have not been resolved in the country, but it has got "quieter" in regards of violence against military or police officials. Between 2007 to 2012 attacks on military officials increased but recently they have been diminishing. The gangs have realized that having a war against military officials only brings more attention to them. The gangs are still fighting each other, but are not bombing or having urban gun battles in the middle of 'loud' cities. 

Big boarder cities like Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez murder rate has dropped 80% since 2010. The question is, where are is the violence and attacks of cartel vs. cartel taking place? The area of battle is now in Torreon. This city of manufacturing, mining, and farming, is now one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico due to gang violence. It makes sense to draw attention to a city where industries are important. Another reason for the battles is because its the area between Los Zetas and Los Sinoloas territory. 

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, October 7, 2015 1:34 PM

It is interesting to know that the drug cartel violent s has slowly been decreasing from public views. Violence from the war on drugs on the Mexico border with the United States has been a huge issue for a while post 9/11. They are finally trying to avoid conflicts with the government, specifically the military and police  because it will only bring more pressure to them. It is a smart thing to keep violence of the streets but out in places where there the cartels can draw less attention, murders and trafficking still exist. It is important to understand that a huge problem like this does not just vanished completely, but changes overtime and shift to other quiet places.  

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A Mysterious Patch Of Light

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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.

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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.
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Sierra Leone's Water Of Life — And Death : NPR

Sierra Leone's Water Of Life — And Death : NPR | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz's project documents the causes and effects of Sierra Leone's recent cholera outbreak.
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Makes you realize that your water is not as bad as you think.

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Mount Moriah: The most contested real estate on Earth?

Mount Moriah: The most contested real estate on Earth? | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it

"Muslims call it the Noble Sanctuary. Jews and Christians call it the Temple Mount." 

 

What happens when various religious groups claim the same territory as their own?


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Mrs. B's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:08 AM

#Jerusalem

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:35 AM

This article and picture points out just how hard it is to “solve” the problems in Israel.  The constant overlapping of buildings on holy sites complicates the issues more than anything political ever could.  Belief is one of the biggest driving forces for conflict in the world and this illustration reminds us of that.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:54 PM

In some of the oldest civilizations on earth, religion is the most important aspect of life. There will always be extreme conflicts in these ancient areas all over religion.

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Russia 'hands Syria plans to US'

Russia 'hands Syria plans to US' | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
Russia has handed over to the US its plans to make safe Syria's chemical weapons, sources say, after President Obama put military strikes on hold.
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Diplomacey is definately the way to handle this situation. I am in favor of this current step.

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Meagan Harpin's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:00 PM

Russia annouced its plan to place Syrias chemial weapons stockpile under international control and Syria said it welcolmed the initiative. This plan lead president Obama to put a hold on his plan to put military action into Syria for the sake of diplomacy. 

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3D relationships on 2D surfaces

3D relationships on 2D surfaces | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it

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espaciosalternativos's comment, September 11, 2013 1:27 PM
http://cargocollective.com/alvinaronson/Orange-Peel-Map
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 11, 2013 2:00 PM
Africa is often misrepresented see a good map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa/
Makenna Jordan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:07 AM

I think the idea of drawing a map on an orange is so clever because it really shows us that it's basuically impossible to take an image from a round spherical shape and transform it into the same exact thing on a 2D surface 

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Explosion Hits State Oil Company Building In Mexico City : NPR

Explosion Hits State Oil Company Building In Mexico City : NPR | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
The government said 14 people are dead and 80 are injured. Television images showed smoke billowing from the glass high rise in the Mexican capital. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
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Wonder if this will effect oil availability in Mexico City?

 

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First Nations, Inuit people have heart attacks earlier, but fare as well in ... - Canada.com

First Nations, Inuit people have heart attacks earlier, but fare as well in ... - Canada.com | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
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TORONTO - A new report says First Nations and Inuit people typically have heart attacks earlier in life than non-aboriginals.
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Stores reject 'wasted food' claims

Stores reject 'wasted food' claims | Jon's Geo 400 | Scoop.it
Britain's biggest supermarkets defend their practices after a report suggested that up to half of the world's food is thrown away.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:09 PM

The mechanization of the all stages of food production has lead to some strange practices.  The geometry of a food matters for a mechanized processing and also for the aesthetics at the grocery store which leads to slightly misshaped vegetables and fruits are routinely discarded.  There is waste throughout the system, from 'field to fork.'  

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

Tourism's comment, January 16, 2013 11:29 PM
thanks for the info
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Class Regional Map

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:34 PM

A great interactive map to learn about different regions of the world.

chris tobin's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:35 PM

This is a really cool map from class

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:07 AM

This site collects interesting sites on Geography Teaching. It is anticipated that there will also be articles on differentiation which could assist teachers to present Geography in an inclusive way.