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A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Do you know how the internet gets across the ocean? This amazing map shows every cable that makes it possible.

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Olivier Tabary's curator insight, March 25, 2015 4:28 PM

And no, not everything has turned virtual! We still rely on concrete stuff. Cables network says a lot about the way our World works. 

Logan Haller's curator insight, May 25, 2015 9:07 PM

This article deals with unit 1 because it has to do with maps. This map shows how underwater cables connect the internet throughout the world. The cables transmit 99% of international data instantly. On this map you can also see latency. Another map in this article shows 1912 trade routes and underwater cables today. The routes are similar and the interdependency has stayed but the methods and meanings for each of these things are different. To pass the ocean is risky by the investments, and trading. Sailors took tHess risks and now the tech companies are taking them. The cables are thin in the deep water equalling 3 inches across. In addition the cables are thicker in shallower water. The interesting thing is these cables can go as deep as Mount Everest is high. 

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Because globalization.  


Tags: Time-Space Compression, development, technology, economic, globalization, industry, unit 6 industry.

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Environmental groups slam watered-down climate pact drafted by UN in Lima - The Independent

Environmental groups slam watered-down climate pact drafted by UN in Lima - The Independent | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Negotiators reached a watered-down deal at UN talks in Peru last night in preparation for a global climate pact in Paris next year that has been criticised by activists as being “very weak”.
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Eco-friendly roofer recycles shingles for repaving roads - Pocono Record

Eco-friendly roofer recycles shingles for repaving roads - Pocono Record | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Asphalt plays central and supporting roles in Angel Pineda’s business. The black goo made from crude oil is used in the shingles that crews from
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Waste Not: New Reasons to Keep Food Out of Landfills - Environmental Leader

It’s no secret that sustainability is becoming a higher priority for consumers. That, however, doesn’t mean it’s easy to get sports fans to put paper and plastics in the right bins as they are exiting the venue.
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Ecotricity dips its toe into marine energy with innovative Searaser device

Ecotricity dips its toe into marine energy with innovative Searaser device | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Prototype of company's British-designed Searaser device set to be tested offshore next year

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Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts

Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Greens and Labor push for bigger cuts after EU leaders committed to 40% by 2030.
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Cheshire Constabulary wins environmental award - Cheshire Constabulary

Cheshire Constabulary wins environmental award - Cheshire Constabulary | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Cheshire Constabulary's facilities management team were honoured with the Sustainability and Environ
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Government unveils food buying standard to help public sector cut waste

Government unveils food buying standard to help public sector cut waste | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Central Government will commit to buying locally-sourced food through a new food and drink buying standard, from 2017, which will aim to cut waste, according to newly-appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss.
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BBC hits 20% energy reduction target following relocation

BBC hits 20% energy reduction target following relocation | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
The BBC has cut thousands of tonnes of CO2 and reduced its energy consumption by 20%, according to the broadcaster's Corporate Responsibility (CR) report released today (21 July).
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Four Water Resolutions for a Sustainable Planet

Four Water Resolutions for a Sustainable Planet | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Most of us have been taught since childhood to be careful in our use of water.  We’ve been encouraged to take shorter showers, not let the water faucet run while brushing our teeth or shaving, or to install water-efficient plumbing fixtures such as...
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Feel-Good Brands ‘Outperform Stock Market’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Feel-Good Brands ‘Outperform Stock Market’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
A new analysis has joined the ranks of studies suggesting that companies' environmental efforts boost their bottom line. The evidence is far from conclusive, however.
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May 2013: Green-car sales rise 30% compared to 2012 - Autoblog (blog)

May 2013: Green-car sales rise 30% compared to 2012 - Autoblog (blog) | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
May 2013: Green-car sales rise 30% compared to 2012
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Meanwhile, General Motors' green car sales fell 9.9 percent to 4,435 units.
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Natural burial an eco-friendly option - Akron Beacon Journal

Natural burial an eco-friendly option - Akron Beacon Journal | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Natural burial an eco-friendly option
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Natural burial an eco-friendly option. By Mary Beth Breckenridge Beacon Journal home writer. Email. Print. Reprint · Subscribe. Facebook. Twitter.
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Introduction to How Coffee Printers Will Work - HowStuffWorks

Introduction to How Coffee Printers Will Work - HowStuffWorks | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Coffee printers use old coffee grounds in place of ink. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about coffee printers.
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Love this idea but not sure how mutliple pages or even colour inks may perform. a case of watch this space I think!

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We’re like you: Labour pitch for Green vote in bid to quell revolt on the left

We’re like you: Labour pitch for Green vote in bid to quell revolt on the left | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Party activists in Brighton hope to persuade angry middle-class leftwingers that Ed Miliband is no Tony Blair

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Green careers grow - Poughkeepsie Journal

Green careers grow - Poughkeepsie Journal | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
A look at the increasing popularity in careers that benefit the environment.
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HS2 Stoke Route. Better. Faster. Cheaper. Greener - YouTube

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce welcomes the implementation of the Stoke route for HS2. This will see HS2 completed sooner, saving the tax payer £2 billio...

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Mark Warren's curator insight, October 27, 2014 12:49 PM

Help the Taxpayer save over £2 Billion!  #HS2StokeRoute 

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‘Trick Or Treat’ Toxic For The Environment? How You Can Be Green On Halloween - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world

‘Trick Or Treat’ Toxic For The Environment? How You Can Be Green On Halloween - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
“Trick or Treat” used to be a Halloween basic, but after horror stories of razorblades in tough candies and rat poison lollipops, most of the task has moved off the roads and into “safe Halloween” halloween activities. But while arranging secure strategy or managing... http://www.newsyab.com/trick-or-treat-toxic-for-the-environment-how-you-can-be-green-on-halloween/

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U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister | TechCrunch

U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister | TechCrunch | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Ed Vaizey, the U.K.'s minister for the Digital Economy, has said the government is keeping an open mind about digital currencies as it continues a review of..

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Water stress and climate change must be 'top priority' for businesses

Water stress and climate change must be 'top priority' for businesses | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Any businesses that isn't incorporating climate change adaption or water scarcity issues into its business strategy is taking a 'very great risk' in terms of its sustainability and resilience going forward.
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Competition mounting among eco-friendly carmakers in China - WantChinaTimes

Competition mounting among eco-friendly carmakers in China - WantChinaTimes | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
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Competition mounting among eco-friendly carmakers in China
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Competition has been intensifying among carmakers seeking to capitalize on Chinese government policies aimed at promoting eco-friendly cars.
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Interbrand: Greenwash is more difficult in social media age

Interbrand: Greenwash is more difficult in social media age | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Some brands are given more credit than its actions merit, while some could do more to tell people about their remarkable CSR programs. Interbrand picks the top in the Best Global Green Brands 2014 report.

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We have to be true to our brand, our ideals and ethics - the only way to move forward
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anything & everything

anything & everything | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
The Queen laughing as she passes her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh in uniform. This picture makes me smile every time I see it. <3
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Do Hybrids Save Money? Depends How You Drive · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Do Hybrids Save Money? Depends How You Drive · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
Vehicle window stickers, fuel economy standards and even life cycle studies offer incomplete efficiency estimates for vehicles because they often fail to account for driving conditions, a Carnegie Mellon University analysis has found.
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21 Inspiring Initiatives Working to Reduce Food Waste Around the World

21 Inspiring Initiatives Working to Reduce Food Waste Around the World | Environmental Population | Scoop.it
This week we’re celebrating World Environment Day (June 5th) by highlighting innovations working to reduce the tremendous food waste and loss that occurs throughout the world.

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