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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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This is lots of fun!  Try to see if you can guess where you are...or at least see if you can get close!

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See how well you do at guessing where you are!  Lots of fun!

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Strange Bedfellows: Parties United Against Islamic State

Strange Bedfellows: Parties United Against Islamic State | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Fear over the spread of Islamic State means parties often at odds now share a common enemy
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‘Factory Man’ explores human side of globalization

‘Factory Man’ explores human side of globalization | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
For much of the 20th century, southern Virginia and North Carolina were home to the world's biggest furniture factories and suppliers. But between 1989 and 2007, seven factories closed, in part due to booming furniture-making businesses in Asia. Jeffrey Brown profiles “Factory Man,” a new book by Beth Macy, that recalls of the rise and fall of the industry, as well as one hard-earned success story. Continue reading →
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Topography of Religion

Topography of Religion | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it

"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.'  Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."


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Tom Franta's curator insight, August 25, 9:51 AM

Interactive map showing religion by state

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APHG-Unit 1

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Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.

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What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza

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Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.
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What Is A Caliphate?

What Is A Caliphate? | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has declared that it is restoring the Islamic Caliphate, renaming itself as simply the Islamic State (IS) and naming leader Ab...
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Syria-Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

Syria-Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
By Yara Bayoumy DUBAI (Reuters) - The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will ultimately triumph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued the call to jihad - holy war - in an audio message lasting nearly 20 minutes that was posted online on Tuesday. It was his first purported message since the group - previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - proclaimed the caliphate on Sunday and declared him its leader, in an audacious bid to sweep away state borders and redraw the map of the Middle East. Baghdadi, who has assumed the mediaeval title of caliph, used the message to seek to assert authority over Muslims everywhere.
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After almost 800,000 Occupy Central 'votes,' Hong Kong readies for massive protest

After almost 800,000 Occupy Central 'votes,' Hong Kong readies for massive protest | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
July 1, 2014, the 17th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, is set to be a hot, possibly stormy day.
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Feds to Fly Hundreds of Migrants From Texas to California - NBC News

Feds to Fly Hundreds of Migrants From Texas to California - NBC News | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it

SAN DIEGO — The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings."

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What does it mean when someone says they're Shia or Sunni?

What does it mean when someone says they're Shia or Sunni? | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
The words Shia and Sunni appear a lot in the news these days. But what do they mean and where did they come from?
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The Beginning of a Caliphate: The Spread of ISIS, in Five Maps

The Beginning of a Caliphate: The Spread of ISIS, in Five Maps | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
With Tuesday's seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria notched a major victory in its campaign to create a new country containing parts of what had part of both Syria and Iraq. On Wednesday, the insurgents continued their march south, taking control of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein.
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The World Cup of Food

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The World Cup of Food
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Oldest and Youngest Populations

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"There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before. Some believe that this 'youth bulge' helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment. Youth unemployment is a 'global time bomb,' as long as today’s millennials remain 'hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.' The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa. Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed. On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled."
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Cameron begs Scotland: Don't rip our family of nations apart

Cameron begs Scotland: Don't rip our family of nations apart | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns in Scotland Wednesday in last-minute bid to persuade voters to stick with UK ahead of independence referendum.
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The true true size of Africa

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LAST month Kai Krause, a computer-graphics guru, caused a stir with a map entitled "The True Size of Africa", which showed the outlines of other countries crammed...
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20 photos of kids' journeys to school from around the world

20 photos of kids' journeys to school from around the world | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Did any of your trips to school look like these?
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A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

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In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 11:38 AM

I've linked galleries of the artistic, aerial photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand several times before.  In this Ted Talk, you can hear what motivates his artistic vision and the global perspectives that he wants to bring to the fore.  You can also watch the 90-minute video 'Home' that he discusses in the talk here.    

 

Tags: images, art, worldwideTEDenvironment, video.

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Useful for Human Impact DCI!

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Could an Independent Kurdistan Become a Reality?

Could an Independent Kurdistan Become a Reality? | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
How Iraq's Kurds are taking advantage of the country's chaos
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Scientist who discovered Ebola: ‘This is unprecedented’

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By Mick Krever, CNN

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus said that a current outbreak of the deadly bug in West Africa, in which 467 people have died, is “unprecedented.”

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This Ebola outbreak marks many firsts: first time in West Africa, first with 3 countries involved simultaneously and the first time in highly urbanized areas, especially capital cities.

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New Study Shows Indonesia's Disastrous Deforestation

New Study Shows Indonesia's Disastrous Deforestation | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said on Sunday.
Between 2000 and 2012, Indonesia lost around 6.02 million...
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Tea lover's guide to traveling in China

Tea lover's guide to traveling in China | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Three top stops to sample China's most well-known teas, each different in climate, geography and taste.
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UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites

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The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is naming cultural and natural treasures to the organization's prestigious World Heritage List
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'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls

'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says that African governments must ensure that spending on education is prioritized.
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Your Guide to the Potential Geopolitical Grudge Matches of the 2014 World Cup

Your Guide to the Potential Geopolitical Grudge Matches of the 2014 World Cup | GEO210 Cultural Geography @ JTCC | Scoop.it
“Sports is the continuation of war by other means,” Carl von Clausewitz should have said. Yes, events like the 2014 World Cup may be fun to watch in their own right, but for many of this, the most interesting part is watching countries act out international conflicts on the playing...
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