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Reefer Madness

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"There are around 6,000 cargo vessels out on the ocean right now, carrying 20,000,000 shipping containers, which are delivering most of the products you see around you. And among all the containers are a special subset of temperature-controlled units known in the global cargo industry, in all seriousness, as reefers.

70% of what we eat passes through the global cold chain, a series of artificially-cooled spaces, which is where the reefer comes into play."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 18, 2015 3:05 PM

I have written in the past about how containerization has remade the world we live in, but not much about the role of the refrigerated container (reefer).  So many economic geographies and agricultural geographies in the our consumer-based society hinge of this technological innovation.  This is yet another podcast from 99 Percent Invisible that is rich in geographic content.  


Tags: transportationfood distributiontechnology, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, podcast.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 10, 2015 6:19 PM

An interesting addition to any study of global trade connections 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:06 AM

I have written in the past about how containerization has remade the world we live in, but not much about the role of the refrigerated container (reefer).  So many economic geographies and agricultural geographies in the our consumer-based society hinge of this technological innovation.  This is yet another podcast from 99 Percent Invisible that is rich in geographic content.  


Tags: transportation, food distribution, technology, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, podcast.

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[À écouter] Pourquoi chercher des insectes en Australie ?

[À écouter] Pourquoi chercher des insectes en Australie ? | Confidences Canopéennes | Scoop.it

Par Caroline Lachowsky. RFI "Autour de la question".

 

« Après Patagonia 2011 (en Patagonie) et Pondoland 2012 (en Afrique du Sud), SW Australia 2013 est la troisième et dernière mission du premier volet du projet Cafotrop : « Les rescapés du Gondwana ». Cette expédition menée par des scientifiques du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, du CNRS et de l’association Cafotrop a pour objectif de collecter des insectes dans le sud-ouest de l’Australie. Elle s'est déroulée dans un périmètre entre Perth et Albany du 4 au 30 novembre 2013. »

 

« L’objectif du projet est d’étudier l’évolution de plusieurs groupes d’insectes suite à la fragmentation du Gondwana, immense continent qui regroupait jadis l’Amérique du Sud, l’Afrique, l’Inde, l’Australie, la Nouvelle-Zélande et l’Antarctique. »

 

« Aujourd’hui sur le terrain, l’étude des insectes collectés, en regard de ces évènements tectoniques, géologiques et paléo-environnementaux du passé (environ 140 millions d’années), permet de construire des phylogénies retraçant les liens de parenté entre les espèces et de ce fait, leur évolution. Les hypothèses résultant de ces recherches peuvent ainsi rendre compte des processus biogéographiques à l’origine des répartitions observées. »

 

Cyrille D'Haese, entomologiste, spécialiste des Collemboles (Origine, Structure et Évolution de la Biodiversité, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle / CNRS)
Eric Guilbert, entomologiste, spécialiste des Hétéroptères (Origine, Structure et Évolution de la Biodiversité, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle / CNRS) »

 


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Why the side-hustle is key to Nigeria's economy

Nkem Ifejika meets with Nigerian entrepreneurs who show how the nation's economy is finding lubricants other than oil.

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Rowena Spence Cortina's curator insight, March 10, 2015 10:37 AM
Seth Dixon's insight:

The shadow economy, the black market or the side-hustle; these are all names for the informal sector of the economy.  In many countries such as Nigeria, this is a way of making money outside their normal jobs to boost their income and try to rise above just getting by.  "It was my grandmother who taught my mum that if you were lucky enough to have a salaried job, that was just pocket money. The real money came from your five to nine."  If working 9-to-5 represents the formal economy, this BBC podcast (and accompanying article) are all about the 5-to-9 economy

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 14, 2015 9:11 AM

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BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:12 AM

The shadow economy, the black market or the side-hustle; these are all names for the informal sector of the economy.  In many countries such as Nigeria, this is a way of making money outside their normal jobs to boost their income and try to rise above just getting by.  "It was my grandmother who taught my mum that if you were lucky enough to have a salaried job, that was just pocket money. The real money came from your five to nine."  If working 9-to-5 represents the formal economy, this BBC podcast (and accompanying article) are all about the 5-to-9 economy. 


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