New homes dominate the market across the Sunbelt, but you can also find older homes with historical features and distinct architectural styles in most major metros -- from stained glass windows in homes built before the 1900s to snail showers found in homes from the 2000s.
This interactive map is quite fascinating to view the settlement patterns. Drop in the rivers. Consider the movement to the Sunbelt. This would make for a really interesting essay to speculate (and support) the reasons people move to specific areas.
From the food we eat to the energy, transportation, and water we all need, a warmer world will bring big changes for everyone.
B Sinica: This article touches every aspect of geography from culture to climate [considering] how the growing population plays the biggest role in determining the future of life on Earth. People need to recognize the problems and potential future issues with global warming and the rapidly changing environment. Though not many issues can be prevented or even solved, the least we can do is try to lessen the severity of devastation and prolong the current conditions as much as possible before the world becomes too extreme to manage.
Whether global warming is a natural cycle or a manmade event, this topic will likely never be agreed upon. The important issue is how do we deal with the reality as we try to determine if our actions can be modified to mitigate the consequences of global warming.
Real time statistics for current population of any country. Real time data on population, births, deaths, net migration and population growth.
This site shows various demographic statistics for every country including some based on projections in demographic trends in the given country. If the current trends hold (which they won't, but that is still an interesting measure), the entire Japanese population will disappear in 1,000 years according to this Global Post article.
A bus driver in Cleveland filmed the woman as she took a detour off the road to get around a parked school bus. (RT @stationsarge: http://t.co/SGt3lRRo This is my idea of restorative justice!
I do not believe 2 days wearing a sign will change her ways. After a suspension, and a fine, the driver needs to retake the entire driving exam. Maybe a provisional license would be appropriate in some of these cases.
Don't let these falsehoods hold your measurement efforts back. It's time to learn the truth.
As our organizations move to engage diverse audiences through various social media, we need to be careful not to pat ourselves on the back just because we have a presence. Impact and influence is more than just showing up.
Water is truly awesome. We play in it, we drink it, we rely on it for so many things and yet it is one of nature's most powerful elements. There is nothing that, with time, water cannot break down. What mankind has built, water can destroy in minutes. Magnificent photos of heart wrenching destruction.
This environmental disaster has been in the making for decades. It is a good example of how political and economic priorities need to factor in environmental impacts for long term viability. There is no quick fix for making a quick buck at the expense of mother nature.
Manhole covers are ubiquitous in the modern urban fabric; they are typically drab and purely utilitarian. In Japan, municipalities take pride in the this ordinary piece of the landscape and convert them into extraordinary works of art that reflect the local people, place and culture.
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I can honestly say that this is an issue close to my heart. We have used it ourselves at home, when a ...
I like Ann's 2 points- first, the victim MUST be at the center of the restorative justice process. Help them to overcome the fear of being a victim. And, there must be resources to sustain the process.
Holding youth accountable and forcing them to face their victims is not the only factor in keeping them from re-offending. I think the parents of the youth have an important role in holding the youth accountable and reminding them of the consequenses of bad behavior. I would have loved to see the mom "frogmarching" the kid to the door to atone.
In Case Of Emergency Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] (Infographic about social media use during emergencies (& Twitter very widely used!
The three most used social media outlets by FEMA are YouTube, FaceBook and Twitter (least to most). Social media is slowly replacing the the telephone and television as primary sources of infomation. Social media like Twitter provides the public with real time information AND a filter to choose what to read.
It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.
This is an excellent video for population and demographic units, but also for showing regional and spatial patterns within the global dataset (since terms like 'overpopulation' and 'carrying capacity' inherently have different meanings in distinct places and when analyzed at various scales). It is also a fantastic way to visualize population data and explain the ideas that are foundational for the Demographic Transition Model.
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