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A woman’s place in the world, ranked from first to last: Mother’s Day | News | National Post

A woman’s place in the world, ranked from first to last: Mother’s Day | News | National Post | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
Canada ranked 17th on a list of the best and worst places to be a woman in the world.
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NHS suffers ‘brain drain’ of doctors - FT.com

NHS suffers ‘brain drain’ of doctors - FT.com | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
The National Health Service is suffering a “brain drain” of doctors as more medics trained at taxpayers’ expense choose to pursue their careers overseas, according to Financial Times research.
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Why should I be interested in Geography?

A video made by David Lambert et al showing why Geography is a key subject and the importance of understanding it in the context of our modern world.

 

This is a creative video that promotes geo-literacy.  It is an excellent way to kick off a new school year if you are looking for a 'hook' to demonstrate the importance of geography to students today.  Other materials of this nature can be found on this website under the tag 'geo-inspiration' which is accessible here: http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education?tag=geo-inspiration


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Lydia Blevins's comment, September 2, 2012 9:33 AM
I didn't realize how important geography is. It seems very fascinating to learn about geography and how it has so much to do with the future and how our world keeps changing. I can't wait to learn about it in class.
Haley Wayland's comment, September 2, 2012 9:24 PM
This video really gave me a better idea of what this class will teach me and give me more knowledge about. I never really understood the definition of geography and why it was so important. It really seems like an interesting class and I'm very interested.
Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 1:11 PM
This really shows the importance of geography and how much we have not payed attention to how much has changed
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Mexicans Struggle to Kick Bottled-Water Habit

Mexicans Struggle to Kick Bottled-Water Habit | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
Despite efforts to improve the quality of tap water, Mexico is the world’s largest per capita consumer of bottled water, using it even for bathing babies.

 

People buy bottle water for one of two primary reasons.  First, they may feel that the bottled water is tastes better, is heathier or in some way superior to regular water.  The second reason is more of a sinister reason: they fear the quality of the tap water is so bad that it will infect them with diseases.  Although American tourists still joke about "Montezuma's Revenge," Mexico has greatly improved the quality of their tap water, but it is regionally contingent.  It may be safe in one neighborhood but not another, so most Mexican avoid public water sources altogether.  Public confidence in public utilities  and an more uniform track record of healthy water is the only thing that can change this cultural/economic habit.  


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mapping population density: some interesting models.

mapping population density: some interesting models. | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
I found these cartograms from an article in the Telegraph and was immediately impressed. The cartograms originated here and use data from the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project as to create the int...
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Beyond 7 Billion

Beyond 7 Billion | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
After remaining stable for most of human history, the world's population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years.

 

The Los Angeles Times has produced an in-depth interactive feature centered around the impact of an increasing global population.  With videos, population clocks, narrated graphics, maps, photos and articles, this is treasure trove of resources that cuts across many disciplines. 


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Trisha Klancar's comment, August 21, 2012 11:34 AM
Great link, thanks!
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Germany debates plan to pay stay-at-home moms

Germany debates plan to pay stay-at-home moms | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
Germany's conservative coalition is pushing to pay moms who stay home to care for children ages 1 to 3. Opposition parties are outraged, calling the plan an antiquated take on family politics.
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Singapore’s “National Night” Encourages Citizens to Make Babies

Singapore’s “National Night” Encourages Citizens to Make Babies | Cultural Geography News | Scoop.it
Singapore's unbelievably low birthrates have inspired National Night, a campaign to encourage Singaporean couples to let their patriotism explode on August 9.
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